Coachella turned 20 this year, but prior to 2018, no African-American woman had headlined the arts and music festival’s main stage.
It feels appropriate that Beyoncé, quite possibly the biggest artist in the world today, was the one to make history, and in doing so, she metaphorically took the festival’s 250,000 ticket holders to school.
Featuring a song list peppered with empowering quotations from black intellectuals and a set designed to look like the most elaborate NCAA halftime show of all time, Ms. Knowles-Carter celebrated historically black colleges and universities — and black identity and excellence — in a space, and to an audience, that no one had before.
“Homecoming” is available now on Netflix.
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