Feb 18, 1931 – Aug 5, 2019 (Age 88)


MORRISON--Toni. The Trustees and staff of The New York Public Library deeply mourn the passing of Toni Morrison, our esteemed Trustee, dedicated member of the Library family, and 1982 Library Lion. Dr. Morrison joined our Board in 1985 and was named a Life Trustee in 2006. She was a truly...

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Toni Morrison thank you for words that inspire and the high flights of sheer poetry that your writing provides. One of my favorite books of your is Jazz. That book moved me in so many ways and the way that New York City became a character in this novel is astounding. You and your work will always be appreciated.

Heartfelt Condolences and Prayers for The Morrison Family.

I learned everything I needed to know about what hinders and what supports an African American woman when I read The Bluest Eye. Toni became one of my "Mothers-in-Literature," the first of a group that would include Gwendolyn Brooks, Mary Helen Washington, Ntozake Shange, Isabel Allende and others. She created a thirst in me to learn everything about my black heritage. I read male and female authors, history anthologies, and took African American cultural classes in college,...

Thank you for your words. Rest in peace

Rest In Peace. And Thank you.

May the family and friends of Toni Morrison find peace and
comfort in our heavenly father may you also surround your self and talk about your loved one all the memories,this help with the grieving.

I am so sorry for your loss. Losing our loved ones is never easy but may the love of people that surrounds you soften your grief. May the her words and works comfort many that knew her and get to know her. May you continue to throw all your burden on to God because He cares for you.

We will all miss you Chloe. Everything i've Learned from you I will treasure always. As a first Cousin I feel blessed,as well special.

Love you much,

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.