Toni Morrison The Pieces I am

Toni Morrison’s endless accolades – the Nobel Prize in Literature, Pulitzer Prize, American Book Award, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and Presidential Medal of Freedom – show her great impact on literature and American culture. She is the writer of books of The Bluest Eye (1970), Sula (1973), Song of Solomon (1977) and Tar Baby (1981) with a focus on inspiring an African American audience and especially Beloved (1987). While her works led her to become the first black editor in Random House, her studies made black literature visible.

From her childhood in the the streets of Ohio to ‘70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. In addition to Ms. Morrison, the film contains interviews with Hilton Als, Angela Davis, Fran Lebowitz, Walter Mosley, Sonia Sanchez and Oprah Winfrey, who turned Morrison’s novel “Beloved” into a feature film.


Shirley Clarke

Cinetopia US Documentary Award Local
Cleveland Heroes Competition Award
Milwaukee Audience Award
Wisconsin Audience Favorite Documentary

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