Our research is a study about the history and memory of pernambucans
Xangôs. Lacking bibliografic materials and the records of daily events,
our study explores the conservations of these traditions in the Historical
Site of Pai Adão and the judgment of Pierre Nora in his article “Lugares
de Memória”. Considering the fact of the existence of this religion brought
here by the Nagôs in the sixteenth century and existing to the present,
our study concludes that this was due to the great negro resistance in
times of social and government repression.