Eight Leading Afro-Portuguese Women

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Portugal's Leading Women

In April 2011, Portugal native Ana Miranda launched the New York City-based Arte Institute to promote her homeland’s culture and spark intercultural collaborations between local creators. To mark the Institute’s inaugural celebration of Portuguese Women in the United States kicking off Oct. 5 in Manhattan, Miranda compiled a list of leading Afro-Portuguese women and those whose homelands share a strong cultural identity with Portugal.Patrice Peck

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