Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known to the world as “Pelé,” is revered as one of the most influential football (soccer) players in history.
Giant by thine own nature,
thou art beautiful, thou art strong, an intrepid colossus,
and thy future mirrors thy greatness.
The black hero and freedom fighter who was central to the history and modern-day struggle of the Brazilian Black Movement was the leader of the independent settlement, Quilombo dos Palmares.
They are pockets of lands and townships established by maroons where they could live freely, form their own societies and raise their families. The inhabitants of such areas are termed quilombo communities in Brazil.
Located in the municipality of União dos Palmares, Zona of the Forest of the State of Alagoas, the Serra covers an area of approximately 27.92km².
Quilombo communities, according to self-attribution criteria, with their own historical trajectory, endowed with specific territorial relations, with presumption of black ancestry related to resistance to suffered historical oppression.