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"A redemp??o de nossa ra?a": as comemora??es da aboli??o da escravatura no Brasil

DOI: 10.1590/S0102-01882011000200004

Keywords: blacks, african diaspora, abolition, slavery and liberty, commemorations.

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s?o paulo, the first decades of the twentieth century. it was common in this period for part of the black population to take to the streets every year to celebrate 13 may - date of the abolition of slavery in brazil -, involving pilgrimages, masses, civic conferences, solemn discourses, artistic and cultural festivals, dances, music, dance, theater and partying, most often in a climate of emotion and joy. drawing on various registers, especially journalistic, the article aims to describe and examine these commemorations, seeking to demonstrate their multiple meanings and different significances.


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