03/19 – The March of the Family with God for Liberty

The coup in 1964. (Bloomberg) On this day in 1964, roughly 500,000 Brazilians took to the streets of São Paulo on St. Joseph's Day. The demonstrations, known as the March of the Family with God for Liberty, were in response to president João Goulart's planned governmental and economic reforms. According to the Catholic Women's Campaign…

02/06 – Dandara dos Palmares

A modern interpretation of warrior queen Dandara. (Youtube) On this day in 1694, warrior queen Dandara, a leader of free Alagoan Afro-Brazilians, committed suicide in order to avoid enslavement. Dandara was renowned throughout Alagoas for her expertise in capoeira - a form of martial combat developed by Brazilian slaves - and since a young age,…