Memories of the Slavery and African Heritage: Brazil and Cuba

On November 4, 2014, a cooperation agreement was signed between the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), represented by the Afro Digital Museum Rio de Janeiro and the House of África Museum, located in Havana, Cuba. The project intends to discuss the memory of slavery and the patrimony policies that have been developed in this sector, based on a comparative work between Cuba and Brazil.

The first joint activity of the agreement was the holding of the Symposium on Slavery and African Heritage: Brazil and Cuba, held on June 3 and 9, 2014, at the House of África Museum, in the Historic Center of Old Havana and in the city of Matanzas.

Symposium organizers:

Alberto Granado Duque – Director of House of Africa Museum

André Cicalo – Marie Curie Fellow – King’s College of London & Universidade Federal Fluminense.

Myrian S. Santos – Associate Professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (PPCIS/UERJ) & AfroDigital Museum Coordinator.

Symposium Texts