“The Past is Now: Our Contemporaneous Past”
Friday, April 24, 7:30 p.m. in Savage Arena
Toni Morrison won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993, becoming the first black woman to achieve this honor. She is a native of Lorain, Ohio, born the second of four children on February 18, 1931. She received a BA in English from Howard University in 1953 and a Master of Arts degree in English from Cornell University in 1955. She taught English at Texas Southern University and at Howard University. Shortly after, she began working as an editor at Random House where she played a large role in bringing black literature into the mainstream. Some of her best-known works include: The Bluest Eyes (1970), Sula (1973), Song of Solomon (1977), and Beloved (1987).
No tickets are required – the presentation is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Parking is available in Area 5 near Savage Arena and Area 10 near the Glass Bowl.