Legacies in Black Literature: Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison

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  • 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
  • “On the Pulse of The Morning”
  • Sula
  • Song of Solomon


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 autobiography Mom & Me & Mom in April. "Morrison currently serves on the editorial board for The Nation magazine.

(Photos from left: UPI/David Silpa/LANDOV, Ken Charnock/Getty Images)

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