Vicente de Souza: intersections and confluences in the trajectory of an African Brazilian abolitionist, republican and socialist

2019-05-08T02:52:08Z (GMT) by Ana Flávia Magalhães Pinto

Abstract Interested in the continuities and ruptures of the struggles for freedom and citizenship carried out by workers between the last decades of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century, the present article chooses as a guiding line the trajectory of Vicente de Souza, Black teacher, physician, abolitionist, republican and socialist, in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The study is fundamentally based on the analysis of different texts published in newspapers, images, government documents and political, cultural and mutual aid associations of the Brazilian Empire and First Republic, in order to problematize the policies of memory about free black people in Brazil.