Centro de Documentação 25 de Abril of the University of Coimbra

5643In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the “Revolução dos Cravos” (Carnation Revolution) the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives suggests that you browse through the Centro de Documentação 25 de Abril of the University of Coimbra, the official archive of the revolution. It has digitized a number of publications and documents that relate the events of April 25 1974 in great detail, and of particular interest is the magazine “Flama” which includes photographs and the official declarations and demands made by the military forces. The publication can be found here: http://www.cd25a.uc.pt/index.php?r=site/page&view=itempage&p=1207&verGaleria=1

Also interesting is the exhibition of public murals that carried political messages that denounced the government prior to the revolution and supported the working class. The exhibit includes a photograph of the mural, where it was located, and a transcription of any text that was part of the mural. The exhibit can be viewed here: http://www.cd25a.uc.pt/index.php?r=site/page&view=itempage&p=934

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