Loading Events

« All Events

Toni Morrison Tribute

November 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Toni MorrisonJoin University professors and Twin Cities writers in celebrating the work of the late Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize-winning novelist and essayist.

University Professors Zenzele Isoke (GWSS), Terrion Williamson (AAAS), and Professor Emeritus John S. Wright (AAAS/English) — as well as writers Dr. Taiyon J. Coleman (St. Catherine University) and Chaun Webster — will share their thoughts about the author of The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, and Pulitzer Prize-winning Beloved. University students will read excerpts from Morrison’s work.

Select archival materials from the Givens Collection of African American Literature and Umbra Search African American History will be on display.

Come help us honor the writer and editor who changed so many lives! Free and open to the public; no tickets necessary.

Morrison was recognized by President Barack Obama, who presented Morrison with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She also received the National Book Foundation’s Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

Event sponsors

Presented by the Departments of English, African American & African Studies, and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, as well as the Archie Givens, Sr. Collection of African American Literature, Umbra Search African American History, and the Friends of the Libraries. For information about the venue and disabilities accommodations, email Terri Sutton at sutt0063@umn.edu or call 612-626-1528.


Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
+ Google Map