Legacies in Black Literature: Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison

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  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie
  • The Bluest Eye
  • “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

The Bluest Eye 

A year after Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was published, Morrison’s first book, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970.The novel instantly became an American classic as it exposed American concepts of self-identity and beauty.

(Photo: Courtesy of Vintage Publishing)

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