Aleijadinho (Antonio Francisco Lisboa, 1738-1814)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Antônio Francisco Lisboa, the Aleijadinho (the “little cripple”), prominent Brazilian artist, was born in 1738 to a Portuguese architect father, Manoel Francisco Lisboa, and his Brazilian slave, Isabel. He died in 1814, in his native state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, poor … Read MoreAleijadinho (Antonio Francisco Lisboa, 1738-1814)

Palmares (ca. 1605-1694)

Palmares, or Quilombo dos Palmares, was a settlement of fugitive slaves established, gradually, from the early 1600s to 1694 about 60k inland from the northeast coast of Brazil around the regions of Pernambuco and Alagoas. Estimates indicated 10,000 to 20,000 fugitive slaves, native Brazilians and … Read MorePalmares (ca. 1605-1694)