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Harding: Candomblé spirits, rituals connect blacks to African roots

Harding: Candomblé spirits, rituals connect blacks to African roots

Religion preserved the black identity in Brazil. In a country dominated by slavery — with about 4 million Africans imported to the nation by the 19th century — Rachel Elizabeth Harding said it was the birth of Afro-Brazilian religions in a time of dehumanization and oppression that helped blacks in Brazil keep hold of their traditions and their sense of self.