Sunday, February 12, 2017

#BlackHistoryFacts | Toni Morrison

Black history fact #12

Toni Morrison (born Chloe Anthony Wofford) is a Nobel-Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, playwright, and professor. She made her debut as a novelist in 1970 with The Bluest Eye. Soon Morrison gained attention from both critics and wider audiences for her exploration of the black American experience in different eras, rich dialogue, and vividly detailed characters in her works. Among her best known novels are Beloved, Sula, and Song of Solomon (my personal favorite book of hers). Morrison became a professor at Princeton University in 1989, while continuing to write and publish her works. In recognition of her works, she has received numerous literary accolades, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1988 and the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature, which made her the first black American woman to be selected for the award. In 2012, Morrison received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. Now in her 80s, Toni Morrison continues to write, publishing God Help the Child in 2015.

Thank you Toni Morrison for sharing our stories!