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Naima J. Keith

Naima J. Keith is the Vice President of Education and Public Programs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Prior to holding this position, Keith was the Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the California African American Museum. She was the 2017 recipient of the David C. Driskell Prize and is Co-artistic Director (with Diana Nawi) of Prospect.5 in New Orleans, opening in 2020.

Michelle Obama and Sarah Jessica Parker during the book tour for Obama’s Becoming, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY, December 19, 2018. Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty.



Michelle Obama is my forever FLOTUS. The release of her best-selling memoir, Becoming, in late 2018 was followed by an equally popular international book tour during which she was interviewed by Oprah, Tracee Ellis Ross, and others. Recounting her incredible life—from her childhood on Chicago’s South Side to her years as an executive balancing motherhood and work to her time at the world’s most famous address—she is refreshingly honest. But what makes Michelle Obama and

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