The Liquid Archive 08

The Liquid Archive

Here are our 4 hills, here is St. Antonio and now all of the points of the Afro Rio Walking Tour can be located. This expansion was driven by a new quadrant that was framed by the construction of 4 Black Brotherhood churches, built between 1700 and 1754, and then Rio becomes the capital of Brazil in 1763. On this map, we can note here in the yellow circle on the right, where it says “Valongo” what will become the largest slave-trade port in the Atlantic, and over here in the yellow circle to the left, this street was called “Cemetery Street” and we can locate the largest known cemetery of enslaved Africans, which became operational in 1769, just a few years after Rio had become the capital of colonial Brazil.