On Monday, August 5, groundbreaking and award-winning author Toni Morrison passed away at age 88. Throughout her lifetime, Morrison wrote 10 novels, non-fiction works, plays and even childrens books that centered on the life of African-Americans throughout history.

Her works focus on uncovering the life and experiences within the black community as she exposes their conflicts of life, discrimination, abuse, conformity and the immorality of slavery and racism.

Morrison’s works are both critically and publicly acclaimed. She won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for her novel Beloved, the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993 and the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.

Morrison was a trailblazing author that wrote about the reality and history of African-Americans in the U.S. Although she has passed, the legacy of the courageous and fearless author lives on as she continues to shape the lives of readers everywhere.


  • Toni Morrison color portraits – National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

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