Maria Felipa de Oliveira

Afro Brazilian Women
( ? – 04/jul/1873, Itaparica Island, Bahia)

translation: Born on Itaparica Island, date unknown, Maria was a seafood vendor, a fisherwoman, a laborer, and the leader of a group of 200 people, among them Black women and indigenous Tupinambas and Tapuias, in the battles against the Portuguese who attacked the island. The descendant of Blacks who were enslaved in the Sudan, together with Maria Quiteria and Joana Angelica, she participated in the fight for Bahia's independence.