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Cover of She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (2018), by Joan Morgan. (Photo: Courtesy of Simon and Schuster)
 

Book Release: She Begat This

Thursday, August 9, 2018

7–10 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Lauryn Hill’s groundbreaking debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), with the release of award-winning author Joan Morgan’s new book She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which examines the artist’s musical and cultural legacy. Come early, at 6 pm, for a book-signing with Morgan and a listening session including the album and videos it inspired.

Morgan is joined by fellow hip-hop journalism pioneers for a conversation on the iconic album, including image activist Michaela angela Davis, feminist writer and editor Kierna Mayo, consultant and Native Son founder Emil Wilbekin, and scholar and transmedia film producer Dr. Yaba Blay.

  • 6–7 pm Book-signing with Morgan and Lauryn Hill–inspired playlist curated by Syreeta Gates
  • 7 pm L-O-V-E: a documentary short (Sallomé Hralima and Herman-Jean Noel, 2018, 8 min.)
  • 7:15–8:15 pm Live mixtape discussion with Morgan and contributors to the book
  • 8:15–9:30 pm Artist and DJ Alex Asher Daniel spins a set inspired by the album (glass Rubin Pavilion, 1st floor)

Tickets are $16 and include Museum admission; $35 including a copy of the book. Member tickets are 10% off. To receive the Member code, email membership@brooklynmuseum.org with your full name and Membership ID. Not a Member? Join today!

To request accommodations such as assistive listening devices and ASL interpretation, email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.