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WOMEN MAKING HISTORY: Tina Knowles-Lawson
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WOMEN MAKING HISTORY: Tina Knowles-Lawson

If Tina Knowles-Lawson were to begin a letter of gratitude to her late mother, Agnes Beyoncé, she would begin by saying, ‘Thank you for your prayers.’

“I really feel like my children and I and my grandchildren are living off my momma’s prayers,” a forever grateful, Miss Tina begins.  “That was the best example she ever gave me.”

A devoted mother, grandmother, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Tina Knowles-Lawson was raised in Galveston, Texas and is the youngest of seven children. Extremely active and outgoing as an adolescent, Miss Tina enjoyed dancing and singing, which prompted her to form the singing group, the VeltonesIt was during that time that the skills of the future fashion designer started to take shape as she and her mother designed all of the costumes. Although underprivileged, Miss Tina’s mother exposed her and her six siblings to many experiences, that were all free.


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