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Who is the "Gente Negra Nacional"? : Frente Negra brasileira and A Voz da Raça (1933-1937) (portuguese)

Universidade Estadual de Campinas, History
Thesis for: master, Advisor: Celia M. M. de Azevedo
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    ABSTRACT: In order to refute the interpretation that racial democracy in Brazil has simply been an illusion or ruse of white supremacy, the authors analyze the participation of Black leaders in the elaboration of the Brazilian national imaginary in the 1940s. They argue that during that period, racial democracy was a powerful instrument for mobilizing Blacks as well, whether as nationalists or anti-racists. The authors explore one of the most important sources through which this ideology was forged by a key figure of the Black intelligentsia, Abdias do Nascimento, with his column in the Diário Trabalhista [Laborite Daily] entitled "Problems and Aspirations of Black Brazilians". In this column, Nascimento published dozens of interviews with Black leaders and common people that demonstrate the foundations, principles, and interests involved in the construction of a racial democracy.
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