Brazil Now Celebrates Black Lives Matter Day to Fight Racial Inequality
Brazil celebrates Black Consciousness Day on November 20, a holiday that aims to highlight the issues faced by the country’s Afro-Brazilian community.
In Brazil, race remains divisive and can determine opportunity. On November 20, Afro-Brazilians take to the streets in cities across the country to parade and participate in cultural events, a celebration of black culture and heritage in Brazil.
The date for the holiday was chosen to mark the anniversary of the death of Zumbi dos Palmares, a 17th-century Brazilian warrior who fought to free the slaves.
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