In Rio de Janeiro, urban ‘quilombo’ recover the history of our ancestors
13 Apr 2017 - On March 25, the United Nations commemorates International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade. During the transatlantic slave trade, Brazil has received almost 5 million enslaved Africans. At the time, the ‘quilombos’ – hinterland settlements founded by people of African origin – were places of refuge and slaves fled from the farms. Today, they help to preserve part of our history.