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Month: August 2019

“I wanted certain kinds of books, and since they weren’t available, I would write them.” –Toni Morrison

Introduction for Toni Morrison at Borders Beverly (Chicago), November 2003 by Trevy McDonald Literary Pioneer Scholar Award-Winning Author Toni Morrison’s work has been the focus of scholarly paper presentations, numerous articles, and feature films which explore self-definition of Black women. A 1953 graduate of Howard University, she received her master’s degree from Cornell University and embarked on a teaching career which took her first to Texas Southern then to her alma mater, Howard University, before…