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    Remember: The Journey to School Integration

    Ms. Morrison talked about her book, Remember: The Journey to School Integration, published by Houghton Mifflin Company. In the book, which is intended primarily for young readers, the…

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    In Depth with Toni Morrison

    Professor Toni Morrison won a Pulitzer Prize and was the first black American woman to win a Nobel Prize in Literature. She is a professor of humanities at Princeton University. She…

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    2005 National Book Awards Ceremony

    The National Book Foundation presented the 56th Annual National Book Awards for best book in each of the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. Garrison Keillor…

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    How Books Impact Politics and the Culture War

    The Harvard Book Store and the Progressive Book Club co-sponsored a panel discussion with the First Parish Church in Cambridge. Panelists discussed the influence of books on politics and…

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    Wellesley College Commencement Address

    Ms. Morrison addressed the 2004 graduating class of Wellesley College. She cautioned them against the degradation of civil rights and other political dangers. She said allegorically that…

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    Conversation with Cornel West

    Ms. Morrison talked to Mr. West about a number of issues including his career and writings, the state of race relations in the U.S., American culture, and using literary styles to convey…

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    Saturday Book and Author Breakfast

    The live forum, moderated by Mr. Adams, featured writers giving presentations about their latest books. The breakfast panel included: Noah Adams, author of The Flyers: In Search of Wilbur and…

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    Toni Morrison Booksigning

    Ms. Morrison spoke to people as she autographed books, including a first edition of The Bluest Eye as well as her latest book from Scribner, Who’s Got Game? The Ant or the Grasshopper?.…

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    Creating High Quality Schools

    Ms. Morrison talked about the state of the U.S. education system and what forms of teaching and testing constitute a quality education. Following her remarks she answered questions from the…

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    An Evening With Nobel and Pulitzer Prize Winners

    Mr. Hamill moderated this discussion about literature and the craft of writing with authors Toni Morrison and Frank McCourt. The authors discussed a wide range of subjects pertaining to books and writing, including: the…

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    Achebe at 70: Birthday Celebration

    Professor Achebe, a Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian novelist, was honored on his 70th birthday. On stage before an audience, Ms. Morrison and President Botstein reminisced with Professor…

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    How Values Can be Taught in the University

    Participants talked about how values and ethics in college curricula help develop individual critical thinking and how values can benefit students. They also talked about how values should…

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    Rally Against Impeachment

    Scholars, journalists, and celebrities gathered to oppose the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. They argued that the public had been ignored by politicians seeking to further their own…

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    Race and Literature

    Nobel laureate Toni Morrison spoke to students and faculty about race and history in America and what she called “the future of the past.” She also talked about the role of race in fiction…

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    1996 National Book Foundation Medal

    Toni Morrison, who has won both 1993 Nobel and Pulitzer prizes, in 1993 and 1988 respectively, received the foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. After…

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    Howard University 128th Anniversary

    Toni Morrission delivered the 128th convocation address at Howard University. She is the author of several books, including “Beloved,” "Song of Solomon" and “The Bluest Eye.” She won the…

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    Robert Kennedy 25th Anniversary Memorial Mass

    Members of the Kennedy family, civil rights leaders, and the descendants of 1960's civil rights leaders spoke during a Catholic mass commemorating the 25th anniversary of the death of former…

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