‘Beloved’ Author Toni Morrison Dies At 88 | NBC Nightly News

‘Beloved’ Author Toni Morrison Dies At 88 | NBC Nightly News


EXPERIENCE. MORRISON DIED LAST NIGHT AT AGE 88. MORRISON DIED LAST NIGHT AT AGE 88. RA MEME A NIGHT AT AGE 88. RA MEME A REHEMA ELLIS HAS OUR RA MEME A REHEMA ELLIS HAS OUR STORY. REHEMA ELLIS HAS OUR STORY.>>Reporter: TONI STORY.>>Reporter: TONI MORRISON WAS>>Reporter: TONI MORRISON WAS EXCEPTIONAL. MORRISON WAS EXCEPTIONAL. SHE REMEMBERS BEING EXCEPTIONAL. SHE REMEMBERS BEING THE ONLY BLACK CHILD SHE REMEMBERS BEING THE ONLY BLACK CHILD IN THE FIRST GRADE AND THE ONLY BLACK CHILD IN THE FIRST GRADE AND THE ONLY ONE WHO COULD IN THE FIRST GRADE AND THE ONLY ONE WHO COULD READ. THE ONLY ONE WHO COULD READ. SHE WENT ON TO WRITE READ. SHE WENT ON TO WRITE CLASSICS ILLUMINATING SHE WENT ON TO WRITE CLASSICS ILLUMINATING THE BLACK EXPERIENCE, CLASSICS ILLUMINATING THE BLACK EXPERIENCE, INCLUDING SONG OF THE BLACK EXPERIENCE, INCLUDING SONG OF SOLOMON. INCLUDING SONG OF SOLOMON.>>WE NOT ONLY SOLOMON.>>WE NOT ONLY SURVIVED, WE PRODUCED>>WE NOT ONLY SURVIVED, WE PRODUCED SOMETHING SO VALUABLE, SURVIVED, WE PRODUCED SOMETHING SO VALUABLE, SO IRREPLACEABLE. SOMETHING SO VALUABLE, SO IRREPLACEABLE. AND THAT’S WHAT’S SO IRREPLACEABLE. AND THAT’S WHAT’S WORTH CELEBRATING. AND THAT’S WHAT’S WORTH CELEBRATING.>>Reporter: WORN WORTH CELEBRATING.>>Reporter: WORN CHLOE IN OHIO, SHE>>Reporter: WORN CHLOE IN OHIO, SHE STUDIED ENGLISH AT CHLOE IN OHIO, SHE STUDIED ENGLISH AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY STUDIED ENGLISH AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY WHERE SHE PICKED UP HOWARD UNIVERSITY WHERE SHE PICKED UP THE NICKNAME TONI. WHERE SHE PICKED UP THE NICKNAME TONI. SHE WROTE HER FIRST THE NICKNAME TONI. SHE WROTE HER FIRST NOVEL AFTER WORK WHEN SHE WROTE HER FIRST NOVEL AFTER WORK WHEN HER TWO SONS WERE IN NOVEL AFTER WORK WHEN HER TWO SONS WERE IN BED. HER TWO SONS WERE IN BED. 18 YEARS LATER HER BED. 18 YEARS LATER HER NOVEL “BELOVED” WAS 18 YEARS LATER HER NOVEL “BELOVED” WAS WON A PULITZER PRIZE NOVEL “BELOVED” WAS WON A PULITZER PRIZE AND BECAME A MOVIE. WON A PULITZER PRIZE AND BECAME A MOVIE. OPRAH WINFREY’S WHOSE AND BECAME A MOVIE. OPRAH WINFREY’S WHOSE BOOK CLUB MADE HORII OPRAH WINFREY’S WHOSE BOOK CLUB MADE HORII SON A HOUSEHOLD NAME BOOK CLUB MADE HORII SON A HOUSEHOLD NAME SAID SHE WAS I AM SON A HOUSEHOLD NAME SAID SHE WAS I AM PARASUPREME AMONG SAID SHE WAS I AM PARASUPREME AMONG WRITERS. PARASUPREME AMONG WRITERS. LONG MAHER WORDS WRITERS. LONG MAHER WORDS REIGN. LONG MAHER WORDS REIGN.>>IT’S NOT FAST FOOD. REIGN.>>IT’S NOT FAST FOOD. IT’S A MEAL YOU SHOULD>>IT’S NOT FAST FOOD. IT’S A MEAL YOU SHOULD RELISH. IT’S A MEAL YOU SHOULD RELISH.>>Reporter: IN 1993, RELISH.>>Reporter: IN 1993, SHE BECAME THE FIRST>>Reporter: IN 1993, SHE BECAME THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN SHE BECAME THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN AWARDED THE NOBEL AFRICAN-AMERICAN AWARDED THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE. AWARDED THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE. LATER HONORED WITH THE PRIZE IN LITERATURE. LATER HONORED WITH THE NATION’S HIGHEST LATER HONORED WITH THE NATION’S HIGHEST CIVILIAN AWARD. NATION’S HIGHEST CIVILIAN AWARD.>>I COULD NEVER BE CIVILIAN AWARD.>>I COULD NEVER BE HAPPY IF I THOUGHT>>I COULD NEVER BE HAPPY IF I THOUGHT THERE WAS GOING TO BE HAPPY IF I THOUGHT THERE WAS GOING TO BE ANOTHER VOID, ANOTHER THERE WAS GOING TO BE ANOTHER VOID, ANOTHER HUGE HISTORICAL ANOTHER VOID, ANOTHER HUGE HISTORICAL SILENCE ABOUT THE HUGE HISTORICAL SILENCE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE OF BLACK SILENCE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE OF BLACK PEOPLE. EXPERIENCE OF BLACK PEOPLE.>>Reporter: TONI PEOPLE.>>Reporter: TONI MORRISON, A DESCEND>>Reporter: TONI MORRISON, A DESCEND ANT OF SHARECROPERS

13 thoughts on “‘Beloved’ Author Toni Morrison Dies At 88 | NBC Nightly News

  1. R.I.P MS Morrison.>>> As a very young woman I bought and read several of your books and was so enamored by them all .>> matter fact I read a couple of them twice and was so proud to own them.>>> even then I knew I was witnessing greatness as most of my peers had no clue .>> in my opinion your writing style was second to none!! >> I thank you!!

  2. So many accomplishments… truly demonstrated that you can flourish anywhere as long as you are diligent… such an inspiration

  3. OMG! Why'd y'all put 88? Didn't ya know that's some kind of dog whistle to those fascist N_A_Z_I punks?!? I saw it on one of your news things about the flags being at half mast until the 8th. Can't believe y'all are in on those racist type things too!

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