Toni Morrison – Toni Morrison was an American novelist, an astonishing writer, and a college professor that changed the face of American literature and essay journalism as we know it. She was the first African American woman to win The Nobel Prize in literature and was best known for her stories discussing Black identity and the painful experiences that African American’s have endured in the U.S.
She’s best known for her critically acclaimed Beloved trilogy from 1987 to 1998. The book was later adapted into a film in 1999 which starred Oprah as the emotionally distraught Sethe. Morrison was also known for her book The Bluest Eye, and The Song of Solomon. The author died at the age of 88 last year.