Solange Knowles has decided to give 12 high school students from Houston, Texas an opportunity to visit the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.
The “Cranes in the Sky” singer will partner with non-profit organization Project Row Houses (PRH) to sponsor the trip which will include visits to other “historical landmarks, such as the 11th Street Bridge Project and the National Portrait Gallery,” according to Essence.
PRH is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to empowering and enhancing the community through art. Solange has a history with the organization as a performer at their block parties when she was blossoming as an artist.
The executive director Eureka Gilkey said to Essence, “We are honored to have our work and the work of Floyd Newsum commemorated at this historic institution and are very grateful to Solange for her generous support of what will be a transformative experience for our Third Ward youth.” She continued, “Seeing their community represented at this level will provide the students with a more profound understanding of themselves, their history, and their culture.”