Black women on May 14th, 1888
It was a sunny Sunday, when Princess Isabel signed the Lei Áurea (Golden Law) which abolished Slavery in Brazil.
When the princess arrived, the crowd anxiously stood in silence.
For it was enough for her to complete the signing, to echo a burst of applause and bravos.
The city had never seen such a party! Entire families wept for joy. Enemies of the previous evening embraced each other.
The 13th of 1888 was a milestone in the lives of thousands of African men and women and the still enslaved black population
Era um domingo de sol, quando a princesa Isabel assinou a Lei Áurea que Aboliu a Escravidão no Brasil.
Quando a princesa chegou, a multidão, ansiosa, ficou em silêncio.
Pois bastou ela completar a assinatura, para ecoar uma explosão de bravos e aplausos.
A cidade nunca tinha visto festa igual!…
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