American Masters

Toni Morrison In Memoriam

Clip | 26m 44s Video has closed captioning.

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

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Major support for American Masters is provided by AARP. Additional funding is provided by Rosalind P. Walter, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, Judith and Burton Resnick, Ellen and James …

Inspiration for Your Inbox

American Masters Newsletter

Inspiration for Your Inbox

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter for regular inspiration and stories about American icons, including information on our latest films and digital content celebrating American creative achievement. You'll also be the first to know when new films become viewable online.

SUBSCRIBE