Legacies in Black Literature: Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison

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  • “On the Pulse of The Morning”
  • Sula
  • Song of Solomon
  • Phenomenal Woman
  •  Beloved
  • Presidential Medal of Arts
  • Medals of Freedom
  • Legacy
  • It's an Honor
  • The Highest Honor
  • Still I Rise
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie
  • The Bluest Eye

Song of Solomon

By 1977, Morrison had already published two highly respected novels, and that year she returned with her first book featuring a leading male character in Song of Solomon. This book won the National Book Critics Award, was featured in Oprah’s Book Club in 1996 and eventually helped her win a Noble Peace Price in 1993.

(Photo: Courtesy of Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)

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