Toni Morrison

From Toni Morrison to Karl Lagerfeld, Judith Kerr to Peter Fonda, some special people have left us this year, but their memories live on in their work and their words.
"Morrison was unapologetically black and exemplified the notion that the black writer does not have to seek white validation in order to be relevant," writes Nadine White.
The author of books like Beloved has died at the age of 88.
She was the first black woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.
The conversation surrounding Trump's latest racist rants has provoked us to revisit author Toni Morrison’s 1975 keynote address at Portland State University on the true purpose of racism.