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Reply to "Slavery Lives on, Say 76% of Brazilians"

November 20, 2003, was the annual day of Black consciousness (Dia Nacional da Consciência do Negro) in Brazil, and there were official ceremonies throughout the country. It officially commemorates the death and heroism of Zumbi of Palmares, the great leader of the Quilombo (maroon city) in northern Brazil.

Here's a link to photos from a march in the city of São Paulo:

http://www.midiaindependente.org/pt/green/2003/11/268533.shtml

In other places, like São José do Rio Preto in SP state, it was a Month of Black Consciousness, similar to Black History Month, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is becoming less black-focused and more multiculturally oriented...


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