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‘Amílcar Cabral, an Exhibition’ official opening at Palácio Baldaya


The historical importance and global legacy of Amílcar Cabral, founder of PAIGC – Partido Africano da Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde (African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde) was highlighted in several speeches during the official opening of the ‘Amílcar Cabral’ exhibition, at Palácio Baldaya, in Lisbon, held on March 16th.

The leader of the struggle for the liberation of Guinea-Bissau (where he was born) and Cape Verde was recalled as a unique figure in anti-colonial and anti-racist activism around the world. The exhibition, with scientific curatorship by IHC researchers Leonor Pires Martins and José Neves, vice-president of IN2PAST, is held in the year that marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Amílcar Cabral, in Conakry, on January 20, 1973.

Part of the celebrations of the 50 years of 25 de Abril (the ‘Carnation Revolution’ which took place in Portugal on April 25, 1974), ‘Amílcar Cabral, an Exhibition’ was made possible with the collaboration of Alfredo Caldeira (consultancy), Ricardo Santos and Miguel Fevereiro (architecture), and Vera Tavares (graphics).

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Besides IN2PAST, the Commemorative Committee ‘50 anos 25 de Abril’ and Junta de Freguesia de Benfica, partners include the Amílcar Cabral Foundation, the TCHIWEKA Documentation Association, and the Mário Soares and Maria Barroso Foundation.

The formal session was attended by both curators, the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the Minister of Culture, Pedro Adão e Silva, the president of the Junta de Freguesia de Benfica (local council), and Maria Inácia Rezola, commissioner for the Commemorative Committee ‘50 anos 25 de Abril’.

More information here (in Portuguese).

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