versión impresa ISSN 0101-546X
SILVA, Joselina da. The União dos Homens de Cor: aspects of the black movement in the 40's and 50's. Estud. afro-asiát. [online]. 2003, vol.25, n.2, pp. 215-235. ISSN 0101-546X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-546X2003000200002.
The objective of this article is to discuss some organizational strategies implemented by the União dos Homens de Cor (Colored Men's Union) - UHC, which is a group founded in Porto Alegre in 1943 and five years later has been spread to more than ten states, in different places of Brazil through newspapers organized by a Negro press. This is a theoretical exercise towards the analysis of the construction of a black-race identity in Brazil during the 40's and 50's, having the UHC as a case study. In first place, it presents the black organization during this period from an ethnographic perspective and then indicates some reflections on the UHC presented. However, this text intends to contribute to the discussion about the Black Social Movement organizations in the social-historical time they are inserted.
Palabras llave : Colored Men's Union; black movement; social movements; black people; anti-racism; racial identity; Negro's Experimental Theatre.