Lauryn Hill
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You can read this lyric from the song “Everything Is Everything” (1998), and more quotes by Lauryn Hill, in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read the lyric in its full context here.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.