‘It Changes People’s Sense of Blackness in Brazil’: Black Communities Founded by Enslaved People Are Now Part of the Census In Brazil After 132 Years

For the first time in Brazil’s history, its census includes a question counting members of the Quilombo community, a monumental change that can have long-lasting impacts says University of South Florida Associate Professor of Sociology, Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, Ph.D. “It changes the narrative, it changes people’s sense of Blackness in Brazil,” Hordge-Freeman added.