Toni Morrison was a huge of American literature, with job highlights that consist of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Medal of Independence. Apart from her luminary literary output, Morrison was also a lifelong scholar and educator who held professorships at a selection of establishments including Harvard, Rutgers, and Bard. These two threads are united in a short documentary film, developed in 1992 as aspect of the In Black and White video clip collection. In the film, Morrison contextualizes the work of her friends, observing that, “American literature is incoherent without the contribution of African American writers.” Baobab Cultural Heart will host a screening of the work in honor of the author’s birthday, adopted by a roundtable talkback session. The party concludes with a reception at the neighboring campus of Writers & Books.
Wednesday, February 19 at 7 p.m. Baobab Cultural Heart, 728 College Avenue. Tickets $eight, $five for users. baobabcultural.org.