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Toni Morrison speaking at "A Tribute to Chinua Achebe - 50 Years Anniversary of 'Things Fall Apart'". The Town Hall, New York City, February 26th 2008

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Toni Morrison

HU alumna Toni Morrison (B.A. ’53) received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988) and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. She was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2000 and Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. Prof Morrison taught English at Howard University from 1957-64.