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Toni Morrison Posthumously Honored With Forever Stamp

US Author Toni Morrison Receives Honor Medal of The City of Paris
PARIS – NOVEMBER 04: US Author and Nobel Prize in literature winner Toni Morrison receives the Honor Medal of The City of Paris (Grand Vermeil) at Mairie de Paris on November 4, 2010 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

  The United States Post Office will honor acclaimed author Toni Morrison with a forever stamp. (click on link to see picture of the stamp)  

    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.  

President Obama Awards Presidential Medals Of Freedom
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 29: Novelist Toni Morrison and U.S. President Barack Obama share a moment after she was presented with a Presidential Medal of Freedom during an East Room event May 29, 2012 at the White House in Washington, DC. The Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, is presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
  Toni Morrison died back in 2019 at 88 years old.