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Toni Morrison Day

Pages of a book curling to form the shape of the heart.

Friday, February 23, 2024

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Price: Free

Monmouth University

400 Cedar Avenue
Pozycki Hall
West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Department of English

Event Description

Honor African-American novelist Toni Morrison by engaging in a creative writing contest, student symposium and group book discussions.

Known for her notable novels such as "Beloved", "The Bluest Eye", and "Song of Solomon"  Morrison explores themes of race, identity, and African-American history.

Through her profound depth and depiction of complex characters filled with strength and resilience, she has become a pillar in contemporary American literature.

Additional Information

Co-sponsors and community partners:

Intercultural Center, Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Work, Leon Hess Business School, History & Anthropology, Guggenheim Memorial Library, Monmouth Review and Project Write Now.

NJ Proudly Celebrates
Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance in February that celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans to American history, culture, and society. Established in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson; Black History Month reflects on the struggles, highlights the triumphs, and provides inspiration to future generations.

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