Legacies in Black Literature: Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison
Together, best-selling authors Angelou and Morrison have a total of more than 50 honors for their literary works and a host of honorary degrees. Angelou published her seventh autobiographyMom & Me & Mom in April. "Morrison currently serves on the editorial board for The Nation magazine.
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