Chica Da Silva: Queen of Diamonds
Every nation, I believe, has someone who rises from the ashes, overcomes tremendous odds, and gains the strength of character to reach dizzying heights of success. It's well known that the majority of Africans forced into bondage, and their descendants, experienced severe economic and social limitations that continues to linger to this day. But there were a few of the enslaved who were allowed access to resources and tools they used to pull themselves out of miserable conditions. Brazil produced one of these amazing people.