Things to Do, Sept. 27-Oct. 4, 2019

By: Daniel Aloi,  Cornell Chronicle
September 26, 2019

Remembering Toni Morrison, M.A. ’55

The Africana Studies and Research Center, 310 Triphammer Road, hosts a celebration in memory of Toni Morrison, M.A. ’55, Oct. 1 at 4:30 p.m. in the center’s Multipurpose Room. The event is free and open to the public.

“Toni Morrison (1931-2019): A Life in Letters” is an afternoon of reflection on the late Nobel laureate and her work. The event will feature a video montage and remarks from faculty members, including associate professor of African American literature Riché Richardson, who is teaching a course on Morrison’s novels this fall.

Students and other attendees are invited to share memories of Morrison’s campus visits and other reflections, or read favorite short passage from her work.

Morrison, an A.D. White Professor-at-Large from 1997 to 2003, was the author of 11 novels including “Beloved,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988. She died Aug. 5 in New York City at age 88.

Toni Morrison