Black History Month: Quote of the Day
“Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
“For me, the history of the place of black people in this country is so varied, complex, and beautiful. And impactful.”
Chloe Anthony Wofford Morrison, known as Toni Morrison, was an African American author who wrote about the Black American experience in her novel, Beloved. Other than writing her popular novel, she also writes plays and children’s books. She was the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. In addition to her Nobel Prize, she was also awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.