Feb 18, 1931 – Aug 5, 2019 (Age 88)


February 18, 1931
August 5, 2019


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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January 6, 2020

Dear Family of Ms. Toni Morrison:

I would like to reach out to all of you during this very difficult time. Toni was a very gifted writer. And she will truly be missed by all those people whose paths that she had crossed. You should all be very proud of her. There will never be another Toni Morrison. She was one of a kind. I am also a writer.

I am also a 43 year member of Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 East 35th Street, Chicago, Illinois...

The prayers and thoughts are with the family of Ms. Toni Morrison. She will be truly missed.

My deepest sympathy on the loss of Toni Morrison. She was truly a great author and writer. My condolences to family and friends on your loss.

Toni Morrison gave me the gift of song in every novel she wrote. Even her essays revealed a lyric sense of justice. I am inconsolable at her passing. Long live the Queen. Long live Toni Morrison

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,...