United Nations – More than four million slaves were shipped to Brazil from the coast of Africa during the 16th century and onward. But the practice of slavery was abolished in 1888 when abolitionists brought the issue to the forefront. Today, descendants in Danda community – a quilombo – fight for their right to land that their ancestors once lived and worked on for generations.
UN in Action, Episode #1486
Script (Pdf): hhttp://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/unia1486escript.pdf