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Beyoncé Lemonade

Beyonce's visual album, Lemonade


#BlackLivesMatter LibGuide created by librarian Cristy Moran

In the Resurrection chapter of Lemonade, Beyoncé features mothers of sons lost to gun violence and police brutality.
Trayvon Martin, killed by George Zimmerman in Sanford, FL on February 26, 2012

Eric Garner, killed after being put in a chokehold by police officer Daniel Pantaleo on July 17, 2014 in Staten Isand, NY

Michael Brown, killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO on August 9, 2014

For newspaper articles on these men, see Special Reports in Newsbank

Click on "Ferguson Protests," "Stand Your Ground Laws and the Zimmerman Case" and "Garner Decision."


A Call and Response with Melissa Harris-Perry: The Pain and the Power of Lemonade by Melisa Harris-Perry. Elle. April 26, 2016.

Beyoncé's Lemonade is Black Woman Magic by Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley. Time. April 25, 2016.

How Beyoncé's Lemonade Exposes Inner Lives of Black Women by Zandria F. Robinson. Rolling Stone. April 28, 2016.

Beyoncé's Lemonade is Black Girl Magic at its Most Potent by Syreeta McFadden. The Guardian. April 24, 2016.


Symbolizing the past : reading Sankofa, Daughters of the Dust, & Eve's Bayou as histories

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Yoruba, Oshun & African Religion

What Beyoncé Teaches us About the African Diaspora in Lemonade by Kamaria Roberts. PBS Newshour. April 29, 2016.

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