Afro Brazilian History

How did Africans end up in Brazil?

From 1781 – 1855 African slaves were shipped to Bahia, Rio De Janeiro and Minas Gerais. The slaves in Bahia were from Western Africa (Sudanese) from areas such as Guinea, Ghana, Benin, Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria. Those taken to Rio and Minas Gerais were Batus from Angola, Congo region and Mozambique. A large portion of these slaves were Muslims who wrote and spoke Arabic.

Fact: 37% of all slaves traded (almost 4 million people) were sent to Brazil. The slaves were used primary for sugar production and mining.

Slavery in Brazil ended on May 13, 1888. This decision was based on pressures from England in order to do business with Brazil.

…Now you have learned a little something. 🙂