Pay It Forward: Solange Spreads Knowledge By Purchasing 250 Books For Fans 

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While in Washington, D.C. for the Peace Ball, the singer stopped by a local Black-owned bookstore and thanked fans with wise words and books.

Solange Knowles was in Washington, D.C. over the weekend for the Peace Ball, an alternative inauguration event protesting Trump's presidency and celebrating women, people of color, and those likely to be harmed by Trump's planned policies. 

While in town, the singer made a stop at Sankofa Video Books & Cafe, a Black-owned local bookstore near Howard University. But she wasn't just there to browse, Solo purchased 250 books for fans who showed up to the alternative inauguration event. 

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Twitter user Crystal Johnson shared video of Solange at the bookstore thanking fans for their support. 

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"I'm so happy to meet all of you guys but just remember, through the midst of it all, to always look upward and forward,” the singer told the crowd. "We have the power in this room, in this space, and amongst each other. Seeing all you guys here is confirmation. It’s really confirmation for me because I needed to see that and I needed to know that the work we are all doing counts.”

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