Six Moments of Historically Black Imagery Featured in Beyoncé's Music Videos

These iconic moments from Queen Bey are just the tip of the iceberg

June 18, 2020

Beyonce’s iconic 2016 album, Lemonade is famously accompanied by a visual album and storyline, that not only works as a whole but also works to stand alone as separate music videos. Images throughout the music videos for the tracks on Lemonade depict historically Black tropes and relics, while also demonstrating modern-day Black culture, and issues of racism towards the Black community that have systemically underscored American society since the beginning.

While examining the images from Beyoncé’s Lemonade period, it is important to note that Black representation, specifically the representation of Black women has always been prominent in Beyoncé’s work.

We have put together a gallery of some of Beyoncé’s music videos to showcase her continual work to promote Black excellence, Black culture, and Black history.

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