With Good Reason

Sheer Good Fortune: Celebrating Toni Morrison
October 27th, 2012

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison was born Chloe Wofford in 1931. She was 39 when she published her first novel about a black girl’s painful coming of age in a white society. The Bluest Eye and many subsequent works have earned Morrison the highest accolades in literature and established her as one of America’s leading fiction writers. Nikki Giovanni (Virginia Tech) and Joanne Gabbin (James Madison University) paid tribute to Toni Morrison with an extravaganza at VT that included nationally renowned writers, singers, and poets, including Maya Angelou. With Good Reason interviewed Toni Morrison and shares highlights from the night of tributes.

2 Responses to “Sheer Good Fortune: Celebrating Toni Morrison”

  • I was fortunate enough to awaken in the middle of the
    night when the program was on. I missed a some minutes and would have a cd of the tribute, if possible. What I heard was quite a treat.
    Thank you

  • Hi Fran,

    Thanks for the nice comment about our show on Toni Morrison. We would be more than happy to send you a CD of this edition of With Good Reason. Just email me your address and we will mail one out to you.

    Elliot Majerczyk
    With Good Reason
    emajer@virginia.edu

    Elliot Majerczyk

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