Author and Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison passed away on August 5, 2019, at the age of 88. Morrison was the first African-American to win the Nobel in Literature. Some of her most celebrated literary works are “Song of Solomon” and “Beloved.” Many of her novels and other published works give an inside look at the black experience.
Morrison also was a professor emeritus at Princeton University where she was based in the Creative Writing Program. She had an impeccable talent for writing and will be missed by many.
Below are some meaningful tributes about Toni Morrison by her greatest admirers.
Toni Morrison was a towering intellect, a brilliant scribe of our nation’s complex stories, a heartbreaking journalist of our deepest desires, and a groundbreaking author who destroyed precepts, walls and those who dared underestimate her capacity. Rest well and in peace. pic.twitter.com/nMkxXRtEoz
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) August 6, 2019
Toni Morrison was simply everything to me. She gave me the language to love myself, to understand this world and taught me to be brave in the face of anything and everything. I’m so devastated that she is gone and so grateful that she was here to teach this little black girl.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) August 6, 2019
“If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.” Your legacy will forever live on. Rest In Peace #ToniMorrison pic.twitter.com/CRbkkzemMS
— Danielle Brooks (@thedanieb) August 6, 2019
“Don’t tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show us belief’s wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear’s caul.” Thank you, Toni Morrison, for the beauty you revealed in our world. Rest in Peace.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) August 6, 2019
She made me understand“writer” was a fine profession. I grew up wanting to be only her. Dinner with her was a night I will never forget. Rest, Queen. “Toni Morrison, seminal author who stirringly chronicled the Black American experience, dies” https://t.co/S6qxix5OCj
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) August 6, 2019
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