This article discusses the methodological procedures and results of the national research "Pedagogical practices with ethnic-racial relations in the school from the perspective of Law 10.639/2003". This study was supported and funded by the Secretariat of Continuing Education, Literacy, Diversity and Inclusion (SECADI/MEC) in a partnership with UNESCO-Brazil and coordinated by the Affirmative Action Program at UFMG. It involved five Centers of Afro-Brazilian Studies from Brazilian federal universities and exposes the dilemmas, challenges and limitations of the implementation process of the teaching of history of Africa and Afro-Brazilian cultures in public and private primary schools. Although irregular and complex, the implementation process of this legislation, involving a change in the LDB (Brazilian education laws), is crucial to understand the challenges and the diversity of public policies in education, as well as the new elements of analysis for educational research.
education; ethnic-racial relations; pedagogical practices; Law 10.639/2003