Received Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama
Invited by the Louvre Museum in Paris, France to guest-curate a month-long series of events across the arts
Was a jury member at Cannes Film Festival
Co-wrote children's book The Big Box with son Slade Morrison
Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover starred in feature adaptation "Beloved"
Song of Solomon became second novel selected in Oprah Winfrey's popular Book Club
Became first African-American woman to receive Nobel Prize in Literature
Won Pulitzer Prize for fiction and American Book Award for critically successful Beloved
Wrote breakthrough novel Song of Solomon; won National Books Critics Circle Award
Received National Book Award nomination for second novel Sula
Made publishing debut with The Bluest Eye, written while teaching at Howard University
Worked as editor at NYC headquarters of Random House
Worked as a textbook editor in Syracuse, NY following divorce from Harold Morrison
Taught English at Texas Southern University in Houston
In 1993, Morrison became the first African-American woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.