An event on the effects of the contacts of Brazilians and Africans, especially through the impacts of trans-Atlantic slave trade have remarkably influenced the modern history of Brazil and Africa.


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Historical conversations [alongside @shaunredding] on Afro Brazilian history with two descendants, one of the De Souza Family and the other, the Oladipupo Family [the latter having been baptised with a Latin name; Graciano as he’s Roman Catholic]. Both share short words on how they still attend mass at the Holy Cross Cathedral every Sunday [and at subsequent times, weekly masses, celebration of patron saints amongst other church activities]. Mr. Graciano at some point shares a bit of history of the Roman Catholic Mission in Lagos and before he did that, he asks me a question patterning Saint Joseph’s Elegbata and Holy Cross Cathedral, the first and second Catholic Churches in Lagos Island, of which I answer briefing them on how Father Boghero, the French priest from Dahomey was granted land from colonial governor of Lagos before acquiring the land on which Holy Cross Cathedral stands, both nod, smiling in agreement. Both lads, 46 and late 60s reside in their family homes on Bamgbose Street, a haven of Brazilian structures. We all talked enthusiastically about the Fanti Carnival, originally like practised during carnival season in Brazil back then as Mr. Graciano hosted I and my friend, before Mr. Marquis joined us, whose great grand uncle was one of the builders of the Holy Cross Cathedral. Lord, thank You, thank You and thank You. For Your grace, thank You. #LagosLiving #inlivingcolour #forcolonialstructures #colonialfootprints #victorianlagos #PopoAguda #colonialarchitecture #AfroBrazilian #byHisgraceforHisglory

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The Faculty of Arts, Lagos State University hereby invites members of staff (Teaching and Non – Teaching), students and the general public to the inauguration of the University’s Centre for Afro – Brazilian Studies (LASUCAS) and the reception of Brazilian Visiting Scholars that has been scheduled as follows :

Date : Wednesday, 6th February, 2019
Time : 10 : 00 am
Venue : 3 – in – 1 Building, Faculty of Education, LASU

Members of the University Community who are also Afro – Brazilian Descendants are cordially invited.

The Brazilian Ambassador in Lagos; Ambassador Flavio R. Bonzanini (Consul – General, Brazil, Lagos) and the President of Afro – Brazilian Descendants Association (ADA), Mr. Graciliano Martins are being expected at the all important event.

The Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University; Prof. ‘Lanre Fagbohun, SAN, will be the Chief Host, while the Host is Dean, Faculty of Arts; Prof. Harrison Adeniyi.



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✊? THE MAAFA TOUR – LIVERPOOL ✊? This tour on Saturday 27th April 2019 is designed and accompanied by Black History Studies to the International Slavery Museum, the first museum to explore the subject of Britain and transatlantic slavery and explores nearly 500 years of transatlantic slavery and its consequences, from about 1500 to the present, focusing on the 18th and 19th centuries. The tour also includes a Black History of Liverpool Walking Tour which explores the legacy of enslavement on the architecture of Liverpool’s buildings. The tour will focus on the following key areas: ✅ West African Cultures Before Enslavement ✅ The development of the European Enslavement of African People during the 18th century ✅ Involvement of European Countries in the Enslavement of African People ✅ Life of an Enslaved African in the Caribbean and the Americas ✅ Abolition and Resistance to Enslavement ✅ Legacies of Transatlantic Enslavement and the African Diaspora The cost of the tour is £65 per person which includes: ✅ Return train travel from London Euston Train Station (8am start) ✅ Guided Black History Tour of the International Slavery Museum ✅ Black History of Liverpool Walking Tour ✅ Opportunity for group discussion, debate and networking ✅ Opportunity to experience Liverpool with like-minded people To secure your place, go to PLEASE SHARE AMONGST YOUR NETWORKS If you have any questions, call 07957 184770. Black History Studies Educating the community to educate themselves

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