Saturday 11 May 2024


Meet Maria Felipa de Oliveira, the Black Woman Who Helped Brazil Gain Independence. She was one of 3 women that participated in the struggle for Bahia's independence in Brazil 🇧🇷 in 1823.

Overall she led around 200 rèsistance fighters using gùerrilla tactics (mostly Black and indigenous women). They continued to fight until the last Portuguese troops left the country on July 2nd, 1823.

Maria Felipa continued her life as a fisherwoman and capoeirista practioner, admired by the people of her island and all over Brazil. She dièd on January 4, 1873.

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