|-Born Cloe Anthony Wofford on Feb.
-Grew up in Lorain, Ohio
-Graduated Lorain High School with High Honors
-Received Bachelor of Arts in English from Howard University
-Changed her name to Toni
-Taught at Texas Southern University in 1955
-In 1956 began teaching at Howard University
-Married Harold Morrison, Jamaican architect, in 1957
-Had two children, Harold Ford and Slade Kevin
-Divorced Harold Morrison in 1960
-Began writing career with book The Bluest Eye in 1960
-Appointed to National Council on the Arts by President Carter in 1977
-Won Pulitzer prize for her novel Beloved
-Became Robert F. Goldstein Professor of Humanities at Princeton University, becoming the first black woman to hold a chair at an Ivy League School.
Toni Morrison's greatest accomplishments were her novels. These novels
were critically acclaimed for "her insightful portrayal of the African
American lifestyle as well as her superb narrative voice ("Toni Morrison"
Among her famous novels are:
The Bluest Eye
Song of Solomon
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