Solange was in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) last weekend during inauguration weekend to perform at the new African American Museum as an alternative to the Trump events.
Not only did she come to town to perform, but also used her time in the city to give back to some lucky students at Howard University.
The ‘A Seat at The Table’ singer made a surprise appearance at Sankofa Video Books & Cafe where she purchased 250 books for Howard students and fans. She visited the store on, Friday, Jan. 20, the day President Donald Trump was sworn into office.
Washington, D.C.! Following her performance at the Peace Ball, our very own @saintrecords is making a surprise stop at filmmaker Haile Gerima’s Sankofa Bookstore and Cafe (2714 Georgia Ave NW) today to buy books for the community. The invitation is open to everyone. Come by today between 4:30-5:45pm to grab a book of your choice and for fellowship with the singer-songwriter. Books are first come first serve and limited to one book per person. See you all there soon! 📸: @interviewmag
The singer’s Saint Heron Instagram page had previously announced that she would be appearing at the bookstore which specializing in Black culture. Fans were told that she would be there but to engage with them, but they had no idea they were going to be getting free books all courtesy of Solo. We love it!
Get into video of the event below.