There were also a lot of Beyoncés on hand – the star’s first name is also her mom’s maiden name (their roots are in Galveston and Louisiana), and many family members attended, along with some from the Knowles side. When the pregnant Beyoncé joined the audience, a few excited tweets brought hundreds of students to the library, rocking the house. Tina spoke of carrying forward the strength, vision and love of fashion of her seamstress mom Agnez. Likewise, Beyoncé acknowledged her mom’s teachings and example as a source for her own musical focus on independent women and girl power.
After the interview, Beyoncé and Tina waved to the fans, then talked briefly on camera. The Living Archives video becomes part of the Carey C. Shuart Women’s Archive and Research Collection in the UH Library. For more info on the Friends of Women’s Studies, and the Living Archives, click here and here