The Cultne Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to the Memory and History of the Black Population based on its extensive collection of black culture and intellectual production created since 1980.
Its pillars of action are in the areas of Memory and Public History, Culture, Education and Communication.
The set of actions is connected to processes that were strengthened by the amendment of the Law of Directives and Bases of National Education (LDB - Law No. 9394/1996), which made the teaching of African and Afro-Brazilian History and Culture mandatory, as well as for the affirmative action policies of black students' access to public and private universities in the country. Thus, the Cultne Collection acts in the formation of a wide awareness about the defense of the right to memory and anti-racist history in Brazil.
The production and preservation of audiovisual collections of culture and black struggles in the last 40 years, associated with dialogue with intellectuals, activists and academics, especially with black historians, has resulted in the development of a unique and pioneering experience of Public History in Brazilian society.