This Day in Black History: Feb. 18, 1931

Toni Morrison is born.

Posted: 02/18/2012 07:00 AM EST
Toni Morrison

On this day, author Toni Morrison, née Chloe Ardelia Wofford, was born in Lorain, Ohio, the second of four children in a working-class family. Morrison is best known for writing The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon and Beloved. She won the Nobel Prize in 1993 and, in 1987, the Pulitzer Prize for Beloved.


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