Toni Morrison to be honored in Thanksgiving marathon reading, posthumous induction to National Women’s Hall of Fame

World-renowned writer and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, at Princeton University, who died on Aug. 5, 2019, will be honored in a Thanksgiving weekend marathon reading of her novel “Song of Solomon” and a posthumous induction into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

Literacy Partners will hold its Toni Morrison Marathon as part of its Social and Literary series, created this fall to reflect the organization’s focus on racial justice, human dignity and equity for Black Americans. Over three days, Nov. 27-29, 15 prominent authors will each read a chapter of Morrison’s novel “Song of Solomon,” introduced by three notable writers and literary figures. More information and a schedule of readers is available online.

Literacy Partners is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing low-income parents of color, and those whose lives are fundamentally shaped by the immigrant experience, with the literacy and language skills necessary to create success for themselves and a better future for their children.

Many of the participating authors and introducers have ties to Princeton, as noted below.

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