Portuguese military & political leader to offer lectures at New Bedford Whaling Museum and UMass Dartmouth

Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho to lecture September 24 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum and September 25 at UMass Dartmouth

UMass Dartmouth's Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture welcomes Portuguese military figure and political leader Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, to the SouthCoast for two lectures today, Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, and tomorrow, Thursday, September 25, at 5:30 p.m., at UMass Dartmouth's Claire T. Carney Library Grand Reading Room. Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho will be greeted by a reception followed by a keynote address at both locations. Both lectures are open to the general public and the UMass Dartmouth community.

Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho served in Portuguese Angola from 1961-63 and from 1965-67, and then in Portuguese Guinea between 1970 and 1973. The political leader was one of the primary figures of the Movement of the Captains and of the Armed Forces Movement. He is considered the strategist of the Carnation Revolution, the movement which overthrew the regime of Marcello Caetano in Lisbon on April 25, 1974.

UMass Dartmouth's Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. The Center promotes outreach efforts in the arts, education, economic development, health, and politics related to the Portuguese-speaking communities of the United States.

UMass Dartmouth is also home to the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, named for the pioneer Portuguese-language radio and newspaper personality, Affonso Gil Mendes Ferreira. The archives hold the largest collection of historical material documenting the experience of Portuguese immigrants and their descendants in the United States.



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