- NAME: Toni Morrison
- OCCUPATION: Writer
- BIRTH DATE: February 18, 1931 (Age: 83)
- EDUCATION: Howard University, Cornell University, Lorain High School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Lorain, Ohio
- AKA: Chloe Ardelia Wofford
- AKA: Chloe Wofford
- Full Name: Chloe Anthony Wofford
- AKA: Toni Wofford
- AKA: Toni Morrison
- ZODIAC SIGN: Aquarius
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Toni Morrison is a Nobel Prize- and Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist. Among her best known novels are The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon and Beloved.
Toni Morrison's novels include "The Bluest Eye," "Sula," and "Beloved."
Author Alice Walker began writing early in life. When an injury to her left eye afforded her the chance to go to College, Walker began to work towards her goal of becoming a professional writer.
While at Spelman College, Alice Walker turned down a scholarship to study abroad in Paris in order to go to Mississippi to pursue civil rights equality.
African-American author and Harlem Renaissance figure Zora Neale Hurston studied anthropology and incorporated folklore and themes of racial heritage into her work.
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