Peers, Students of Toni Morrison M.A. ’55 Reflect on Her Legacy

By: Justine Kim,  The Cornell Daily Sun
October 3, 2019

On Tuesday, the Africana Studies and Research Center hosted a public commemoration to reflect on one of Cornell’s most treasured alumnae, Toni Morrison M.A. ’55, who passed away in August.

The event was an intimate gathering of Morrison’s friends, colleagues and admirers and featured Cornell students, Ithaca residents and faculty from the Africana Studies department.

Many of the participants knew Morrison personally throughout her prolific career.

Prof. Riché Richardson, Africana Studies, the chair of the programming committee of the Africana Department, currently teaches ENGL 4509: Toni Morrison’s Novels and penned a column in The Sun in tribute to Morrison back in August.

Prof. Carole Boyce Davies, English, completed her Master’s in African Studies at Howard University, where Morrison also taught for a time. Another participant, Prof. Tao Leigh Goffe, FGSS, was a former student of Morrison. 

Read the entire article in The Cornell Daily Sun.

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