Malcolm X:We don't advocate violence. Our people have been the constant victims of brutality on the part of America's racists, and the government has found itself either unwilling or unable to do anything about it. Out of necessity, we've reached the point now where our people must form self-defense units with which we can defend ourselves against the Southern racists like the Ku Klux Klan, the White Citizens' Council and others.
Brazil was the last nation on the Western Hemisphere to outlaw slavery, by the time slavery had been abolished in 1888, an estimated four million African slaves had been imported into Brazil, making up 40% of the total number of slaves brought into the Americas. The images above display the faces of the driving force behind Brazils economy for centuries.
Despite Brazils numerous attempts to make the nation appear whiter and less Black, today 50.7% of the Brazilian population or 97 million Brazilians identify with their African ancestry for the first time in it’s history since records began.
"People are no longer scared of identifying themselves or insecure about saying: ‘I’m black, and black is beautiful.’"