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About Ana Lucia Araujo

Ana Lucia Araujo is a cultural historian of the Atlantic World and Latin America. Her books include Shadows of the Slave Past: Memory, Heritage, and Slavery (2014) and Public Memory of Slavery: Victims and Perpetrators in the South Atlantic World (2010). She is full professor in the Department of History at Howard University in Washington DC. She curates the website A Historian’s Views: Digital Arts and Humanities in the Age of Presentism and tweets at @analuciaraujo_

Articles by Ana Lucia Araujo

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The mythology of racial democracy in Brazil

Brazil’s government has taken important steps to combat racial inequalities over the past two decades. Afro-Brazilian populations nevertheless remain socially and economically excluded, continuing patterns that began with legal slavery.

Slavery is not dead: it’s not even past

Commemorating slavery is popular in Europe and the Americas these days, but the living legacies of slavery remain significant problems in former slave societies like the United States and Brazil.

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