Black Literature

USING FICTION TO TEACH HISTORY: THE GENIUS OF TONI MORRISON

In commemoration of Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s vision to always remember our ancestors, The Black Reality Think Tank radio program welcomes author and literary consultant Ms. Heddy Keith to our broadcast as we discuss the life and work of Dr. Toni Morrison.

Chloe Anthony Wofford Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford; (February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019), known as Toni Morrison, was an American novelist, essayist, book editor, and college professor. Her first novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970. The critically acclaimed Song of Solomon (1977) brought her national attention and won the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 1988, Morrison won the Pulitzer Prize for Beloved (1987); she gained worldwide recognition when she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.

Our guest and community panel will discuss how Dr. Morrison used fiction to highlight the historical journey of African people in America.

Dr. William Rogers is the host.

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