This Day in Black History: Feb. 18, 1931

This Day in Black History: Feb. 18, 1931

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison is born.

Published February 18, 2012

On this day, author Toni Morrison, née Chloe Ardelia Wofford, was born in Lorain, Ohio, the second of four children in a working-class family. Morrison is best known for writing The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon and Beloved. She won the Nobel Prize in 1993 and, in 1987, the Pulitzer Prize for Beloved.


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Written by Deborah Creighton Skinner


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