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The black "messiah"? Arlindo Veiga dos Santos (1902-1978): "Hurrah to the new Brazilian monarchy; Hurrah to Dom Pedro III !"

The proposal of this article is to make briefs commentaries concerning the personal, politics and intellectual biography of Arlindo Veiga dos Santos (1902-78), one of the main black leaderships in the first half of the 20th century. First, it is supposed to approach his political fight and ideological postulates in front of the black and monarchist movement, helped by the Frente Negra Brasileira (1931-37) and the Ação Imperial Patrianovista Brasileira (1932-37;1945-64), respectively. Later, we ventilate the hypothesis that Veiga dos Santos quotes the tradition that part of the Brazilian black population seems to keep in the republican period, affection for the monarchy.

racial relations; black and monarchist movement

Pós-Graduação em História, Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627 , Pampulha, Cidade Universitária, Caixa Postal 253 - CEP 31270-901, Tel./Fax: (55 31) 3409-5045, Belo Horizonte - MG, Brasil - Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil