|Toni Morrison at GWU, September 21, 2011|
Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize Winner Toni Morrison died August 5 at the age of 88. Professor Evelyn Schreiber, a specialist in Morrison’s work and former president of the Toni Morrison Society, was interviewed On August 8 on the Kojo Nnamdi show about Morrison’s legacy. You can listen to the broadcast here.
August 14 update: Professor Schreiber was also interviewed by Live From Studio Five in Toronto. You can listen to that interview here.
Morrison visited GW in 2011 in conjuction with the “Bench by the Road” project, organized by the Toni Morrison Society. A bench sits outside Lisner Auditorium that is part of the project, which GW Today has described here. GW Today explains that the phrase “‘a bench by the road’ comes from a 1989 interview in which Ms. Morrison remarked that there existed no monuments or memorials commemorating slaves, their ancestors and their experiences — ‘there’s no 300-foot tower, there’s no small bench by the road.'”
GW English mourns the loss of Toni Morrison and joins with the nation and the world in celebrating her legacy.