When Renaissance Took Over New Orleans

Rosalyn Morris
ZORA
Published in
6 min readDec 4, 2023

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In honor of Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé being released, I’m remembering my experience at the concert of the same name and the impact it had on Black women.

Raph_PH, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

As we entered the train station — my mother, sister, and I (two generations of Black women) — the first thought I had was wow, we’re all here for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour. We’ve taken over the train station.

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