The United States Post Office will honor acclaimed author Toni Morrison with a forever stamp. (click on link to see picture of the stamp)
Toni Morrison, the acclaimed author who became the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, will be memorialized on a Forever stamp, which was unveiled Tuesday by the United States Postal Service. https://t.co/CTmbFCo4x5 pic.twitter.com/uexR0B12Po
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Earlier this week Princeton University held a stamp dedication for the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Morrison was honored by both former president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama who acknowledged Morrison, saying she told fundamental truths about our country and the human condition. Reportedly, Oprah Winfrey also added her sentiments via video tribute. Morrison won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her 1987 novel “Beloved” and in 1993 was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. She also received the Presidential Medal Of Freedom in 2012. Toni Morrison died back in 2019 at 88 years old.