Legacies in Black Literature: Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison

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


“It is sheer good fortune to miss somebody long before they leave you” is one of the famous quotes from Toni Morrison's Sula, the 1973 follow-up to The Bluest Eye. Sula revealed the rigid dichotomy of African-American life in the Bottom, or hood, and in suburban life.   

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