American Masters

Toni Morrison In Memoriam

Clip | 26m 44s

American Masters mourns the loss of the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison. Inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously, she published 11 acclaimed novels that illuminated the experiences of black America and inspired generations of writers.

Aired: 08/06/19

Rating: NR

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