On October 7, 1993, Toni Morrison became the first African American woman to win a Nobel Prize for Literature.
Toni Morrison received higher education from Howard University. After graduating, Morrison went on to create a career as a renowned novelist and professor. Throughout her career, Morrison was praised for her literary works that often highlighted pivotal aspects of black history.
In 1993, Toni Morrison won the Nobel Peace for Literature making her the first African American woman to receive the prestigious award. In addition to winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1963, Morrison was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.
Toni Morrison died in 2019 at the age of 88.
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