Activists, cultural and religious groups are celebrating
The most prominent anti-slavery leader, Zumbi headed a community of runaway slaves—a quilombo—in Alagoas state in the 17th century, and died on November 20, 1695.
The state was never fully prepared for the emancipation of the slaves, which happened 130 years ago.
Our people are dying. If you go to any hospital, there are a lot of people dying, and most of them are black.
But the real caveat goes to the violence – a cruel genocide to target our youth.
In the morning, a procession was held to pay tribute to Tia Ciata, or Ant Ciata, a well-known leader of Candomblé, an Afro-Brazilian religion, and a samba icon.