Toni Morrison

Born: 02/18/1931 in Lorain, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (10)

Oprah Presents: Master Class 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Black List: Volume One 2008 (Movie)

Toni Morrison (Actor)

Oprah Winfrey's Legends' Ball 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Ralph Ellison: An American Journey 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Jessye Norman Sings For the Healing of AIDS 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Dinner With Oprah 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

93rd Anniversary Nobel Prize Ceremonies 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Storytellers: The PEN Celebration 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Dream 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Beloved 1998 (Movie)

songs("Little, Rice, Little Bean" "Sethe's Lullaby") (Song)
Writer (1)

Beloved 1998 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

EDUCATION

Cornell University

Ithaca , New York 1955
Wrote thesis on suicide in the works of William Faulkner and Virginia Woolf

Howard University

1953
Majored in English

Milestones

2012

Received Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama

2006

Invited by the Louvre Museum in Paris, France to guest-curate a month-long series of events across the arts

2005

Was a jury member at Cannes Film Festival

1999

Co-wrote children's book The Big Box with son Slade Morrison

1998

Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover starred in feature adaptation "Beloved"

1996

Song of Solomon became second novel selected in Oprah Winfrey's popular Book Club

1993

Became first African-American woman to receive Nobel Prize in Literature

1987

Won Pulitzer Prize for fiction and American Book Award for critically successful Beloved

1977

Wrote breakthrough novel Song of Solomon; won National Books Critics Circle Award

1973

Received National Book Award nomination for second novel Sula

1969

Made publishing debut with The Bluest Eye, written while teaching at Howard University

1966

Worked as editor at NYC headquarters of Random House

1964

Worked as a textbook editor in Syracuse, NY following divorce from Harold Morrison

1955

Taught English at Texas Southern University in Houston

Bonus Trivia

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In 1993, Morrison became the first African-American woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama on May 29, 2012.

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