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Dr. Amy Qualls
This text explores the ways in which Beyoncé Knowles Carter’s most recent work, the visual album Lemonade, displays a consciousness of past and present social issues and black art. This consciousness allows her to redefine her creative image into that of a self-possessed artistic agent. By creatively addressing a personal familial crisis and paying homage to groundbreaking black films, such as Julie Dash’s 1991 film Daughters of the Dust, Knowles Carter asserts herself as an artist fully in conversation with the personal and communal aspects of black female life.
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Pope, D. (2018). Beyonce's Lemonade and The Re-appropriation of Identity. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.harding.edu/mcnair-research/1