Solange’s “A Seat at the Table” gets a syllabus, inspired by the Lemonade Syllabus

Solange's "A Seat at the Table"

Solange’s “A Seat at the Table”

Sisters Beyonce and Solange Knowles have sparked conversations about the various ways in which black feminism are manifested with the releases of their 2016 albums “Lemonade” and “A Seat at the Table,” respectively.

Both albums explore issues of race, gender and relationships and, now, both albums have inspired a syllabus.

Inspired by the Lemonade Syllabus, created by Candice Marie Benbow in 2016, Elle.com Scholars has created a syllabus for Solange’s “A Seat at the Table” album.

The 25-page document was created based on submissions from young women, ages 16-30, and interviews with popular figures such as Buzzfeed’s Tracy Clayton, 1000 Black Girl Books founder Marley Dias and, yes, Solange.

The suggested texts, music and visual art touch on themes that include “resisting racism, understanding gender and sexuality, the role of important relationships in [young women’s] lives and how [young women] nurture themselves.”

View the syllabus here.


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