Toni Morrison

NAME: Toni Morrison (given name, Chloe Anthony Wofford)

BORN: February 18, 1931

PARENTS:

George and Ramah Wofford

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS:

hometown...Lorain, Ohio (Lorain County)

EDUCATION:

graduated, Howard University, B.A., English 
(minor classics)

graduated, Cornell University, M.A.

OCCUPATION:

author

senior editor, Random House (1965-85)

instructor/professor: 
--- Texas Southern University (1955-57)
--- Howard University (1957-64)
--- State Univ. of New York, Purchase (1971-72)
--- State Univ. of New York, Albany (1984-89)
--- Princeton University (since 1989)

FAST FACTS:

Morrison has received numerous awards for her literary accomplishments, including the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Pulitzer Prize, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.