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Remembering Legendary Author And Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison | NBC News



Author Toni Morrison, a barrier-breaking novelist and editor who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, has died at age 88. NBC News’ Rehema Ellis looks back on her life and legacy.
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Remembering Legendary Author And Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison | NBC News

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26 comments

  1. I will always miss you syrup. It was the best.

  2. Beloved is rhe book that, as a child, really opened my eyes to the terrors of our African American ancestors. We always hear about slavery. But that book ripped my inside out and gave way more gravity to what I already knew was a horrible part of our collective past.

  3. Heart broken in New Orleans USA. RIP. Tell Zora Hurston " Hello ".

  4. A heartbreaker.   A rose on the grave, RIP.

  5. I thought tommy Morrison died years ago from aids.

  6. My People sharecroppers….63 CMU grad…The Lady TM!

  7. This news was first anounce in Europe and now by sheer gravity falls on the US, whaooo

  8. What a literary treasure amazing brilliance may she rest in peace

  9. She received the award for being black just like Barry did, the racial crap has tainted the Nobel.

  10. One less black with a chip on her shoulder.

  11. Rest in paradise Amazingly Ms. Toni Morrison. 💐💐💐💐💐

  12. Beloved was an AMAZING Movie!!!!! It didn't deserve the criticism it got!!

  13. Happy to hear Toni Morrison is finally dead. That woman was only fit to clean my toilets or shine my shoes. She hated white people. The world is a better place today.

  14. Another great daughter of Zion and ancestor for the culture. May her soul rest in Shalom.

  15. Love you Toni ❤ What an impact you have made in this world

  16. I’m truly sad today 😢. Rest in peace to one of the 20th century’s greatest writers, novelists, and editors in literature. Thank you Toni for your powerful stories and your truth. They will live on forever. #restinpeace #ToniMorrison

  17. Inspirational and role model to all woman. Sadden by her passing. R.I.P. great lady.

  18. I remember her when 1 was a Baby , we Lived next door to the Wofford Family, we were the Craighead Family, on 1855 Elyria Avenue, She a Very Smart and a very Sweet Person, I remember her picking me up and Kissing Me on The Cheek , I Knew her as Chloe , Later Seen Her New Name Toni Morrison,

  19. NBC an excellent representation💙

  20. Toni Morrison (born: Chloe Ardelia Wofford) (February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019) was an American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher and professor emeritus at Princeton University.

    Morrison won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award in 1988 for Beloved (1987).

    The novel was adapted into a film of the same name (starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover) in 1998.

    Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.

    In 1996, the National Endowment for the Humanities selected her for the Jefferson Lecture, the U.S. federal government's highest honor for achievement in the humanities.

    She was honored with the 1996 National Book Foundation's Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

    Morrison wrote the libretto for a new opera, Margaret Garner, first performed in 2005.

    On May 29, 2012, President Barack Obama presented Morrison with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    In 2016, she received the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction.

    Morrison died after a short illness on August 5, 2019.

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