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Joan Morgan: She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
First Congregational Church of Oakland
Oakland, CA
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Joan Morgan: She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
KPFA Radio 94.1FM & Hardknock Radio with Marcus Books presents

She Begat This:  20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018  - 7:30 PM
First Congregational Church Of Oakland, 2501 Harrison, Oakland, CA    wheelchair access  advance tickets: $12 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006  Marcus Books,  Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 sites), Moes, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloways. East Bay Books   $15 door, KPFA benefit   more info: kpfa.org/events

Here comes Lauryn, slaying in double time and flipping her own respectability politics on its head. Shes that L-Boogie effortless sexy that became her trademark: wedge-heeled platforms, thigh-high miniskirt with matching spaghetti-strapped tee

Celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the acclaimed, highly influential debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill with this eye-opening exploration of Lauryn Hill and her amazing artistic legacy. Released in 1988, Lauryn Hills first solo album is often cited by music critics as one of the most important recordings of all time. Artists from Beyoncé to Nicki Minaj to Janelle Monae have called it an inspiration. In 2017 it was included in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress, as well as named the second-greatest album by a woman in history by NPR.

This book is a listening companion with attitude and a sure-shot conversation starter. You may never hear Ms. Hill the same again.  Jeff Chang, author of We Gon Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation

One, you cannot tell the story of hip-hop or black womanhood in the 1990s without a deep understanding of the prototype for Black Girl Genius that is Lauryn Hill.  And two, you cannot tell the story of hip-hop or of black womanhood in the 1990s without the  fiya-spitting, Jamaican, Bronx-girl pen of Jane Morgan. Indeed, she begat this    Britney Cooper, author of Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

For hip-hops founding feminist and most incisive critic to apply the force of her intellect, the power of her memory, and the dexterity of her cultural mixology to a record so fraught with meaning and misunder-standing makes me feel the way I did the first time I heard the needle drop on Lost Ones. In fact, Im dancing with one fist in the air as I write this.   Adam Mansbach

Pioneering hip-hop journalist and award-winning author JOAN MORGAN coined the term hip-hop feminism in 1999 with the publication of When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost, a book now studied at colleges across the country. Joan has taught at Duke University, Stanford and The New School.

DAVEY D is an iconic pioneer in social media, independent radio and Hip Hop journalism. As a syndicated radio personality on Hard Knock Radio, Cook is renowned for his courageous inquiry concerning key issues facing oppressed peoples.


First Congregational Church of Oakland (View)
2501 Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94612
United States


Arts > Literary

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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