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Title: Toni Morrison


1
Toni Morrison
  • 1931-present

2
Toni Morrison
  • Morrison was born _________ in Lorain, Ohio.
  • The name she was given at birth was
  • _______________________
  • Her parents were George and Ramah Wofford.
  • Morrison was the ______ of four children.

3
Morrisons adult life
  • Morrison attended ________ University and earned
    a Bachelor of Arts in English.
  • Later she received a Master of Arts at
    _________ University.
  • In 1958 Morrison married Harold Morrison, an
    ________ from ________ and had two children named
    Harold Ford and Slade Kevin. They divorced in
    _____.

4
Morrisons Career
  • Morrison has taught English at Texas Southern
    University, Howard University, State University
    of New York at Purchase and at Albany, and at
    ________ University.
  • Morrison also worked as a senior editor at
    __________ in New York and helped to publish many
    African American authors.

5
Morrisons novels
  • Morrison wrote her first novel ________ in 1969.
  • Other novels she wrote were
  • Beloved, 1987. Jazz, 1992.
  • Sula, 1973. Song of Solomon, 1977. Tar
    Baby, 1981. Love, 2003.

6
Morrisons Award
  • Morrison won the ________ for literature in
    ________.
  • Other awards Morrison won are
  • Sula
  • National Book Award nomination, 1975
  • Ohioana Book Award, 1975
  • Song of Solomon
  • ____________________, 1977
  • American Academy and Institute of Arts and
    Letters Award, 1977

7
Other Awards
  • Beloved is one of Morrisons most awarded novels.
  • Beloved
  • New York State Governor's Arts Award, _________
  • First recipient of the Washington College
    Literary award, 1987
  • National Book Award nomination, 1987
  • National Book Critics Circle Award nomination,
    1987
  • ___________for fiction, 1988
  • Robert F. Kennedy Award, 1988
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton Award from National
    Organization for Women

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Sources used
  • http//www.cs.berkeley.edu/lakhia/morrison/biogra
    ph.html
  • http//www.nobel.se/literature/laureates/1993/morr
    ison-cv.html
  • http//www.black-collegian.com/african/painted-voi
    ces/tonim.shtml
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