The set was inspired by HBCU culture of bands, fraternities, and step teams; she sang the Negro national anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing"; she played an excerpt from Malcolm X's "Who Taught You to Hate Yourself?"; and she paid tribute to Nina Simone as two praise dancers performed while "Lilac Wine" played.
The Homecoming Scholars Award Programme for the 2018-19 academic year will give away US$25,000 to a student at Xavier University of Louisiana, Wilberforce University in Ohio, Tuskegee University in Alabama and Bethune-Cookman University in Florida.
Over the weekend, she made up for lost time when she returned spectacularly to the stage with a joyous, homecoming-themed party. Bey also added that she hoped the performance would encourage enrollment at HBCUs.
Beyonce will perform again at Coachella this Saturday and she and her husband, rapper Jay Z, are set to begin a USA and European tour together in June. The energy-filled production put the spotlight on art and culture, mixing the ancient and the modern, which resonated masterfully through the marching band, performance art, choir and dance. The universities, which were established to educate black U.S. citizens before the 1964 civil rights act, will award the scholarships to the selected scholars this summer. "It was the impetus to mark her second scholarship program". Winners will be announced this summer.
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Universities such as Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, Tuskegee University in Alabama, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Wilberforce University in OH will receive $25,000 each.
But the singer was in for a surprise herself.
Last year, Bey launched the Formation Scholars Awards Program, supporting creative and bold young women, in celebration of the one-year anniversary of her Lemonade album.