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SpeakerJerry Davila, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazilian History
Date Oct 4, 2012
Time 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  
Location 101 International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign
Sponsor Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies,
Contact Angelina Cotler
Event type Lecture
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As Brazilian diplomats crossed the Atlantic to build ties with newly independent West African nations in the 1960s and 1970s, they bore a belief that Brazil was a "racial democracy," favorably positioned in relation to the United States and Europe to project their country's influence abroad.  Their transit through the South Atlantic reveals a matrix of beliefs about Brazilian identity in which the idea that Brazilian society was characterized by racial harmony coexisted with stark inequalities.

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