Solange Helps Send Houston Kids to NMAAHC

Contributed by BreAnna Bell

Solange Knowles is sending children in Houston to visit the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The singer/actress is partnering with Project Row Houses (PRH), a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people and enhancing the community through art and direct action, to meet their fundraising goal to sponsor a trip to Washington, D.C. and send 12 Houston-based high school seniors to the NMAAHC.

PRH claims the trip will be an important moment for growth as the young artists tour the museum’s exhibits, including a permanent display on the history of Project Row Houses along with work created by artist Floyd Newseum, the non profit’s founder.

“Seeing their community represented at this level will provide the students with a more profound understanding of themselves, their history, and their culture.” said Executive Director Eureka Gilkey.

In addition to exploring the museum, the students will also get the chance to visit other historical landmarks, such as the 11th Street Bridge Project and the National Portrait Gallery.

According to Essence, Knowles’ partnership with the non profit is organic due to her upbringing performing at the organization’s block parties.

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