Singer Johnny Voxx performs at the 2014 Confederate Festival in Americana, Brazil. (YouTube, screenshot)
Radio Dispatch

Podcast: The Confederates of Americana

April 15, 2015 By Radio Dispatch

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Today’s story links two corners of the Americas in a way you may have never imagined. After the U.S. Civil War, many slave owners from the American South decided to pack up and leave their country for greener pastures. Of all possible places they could have gone, they fled southern Brazil, where slavery was still legal. There, they founded their own small village called Americana.

In our latest episode, we sit down with Mimi Dwyer, a journalist who went to Americana and published a piece for Vice magazine titled “The Brazilian Town Where the American Confederacy Lives On.”