From Nina Simone to Maya Angelou: How Beyoncé Honors Nine Black Icons in Her Homecoming Documentary

Apr 17, 2019 - Time Magazine

“When I decided to do Coachella,” Beyoncé says in the voiceover for her new Netflix documentary Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé, “instead of me pulling out my flower crown, it was more important that I brought our culture to Coachella.”

Beyoncé pays tribute to that culture by honoring a myriad of high profile African-American thinkers, writers and activists of the 20th century in her documentary, which was released Wednesday alongside a 40-track live album.

The Netflix docum...