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Toni Morrison Birthday Conjures Remembrance Of Her Wise Words

02/18/2011 02:37 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Today is Toni Morrison's 80th birthday. Born in Ohio, educated at Howard University and Cornell, Morrison's writing career started in earnest with her debut novel "The Bluest Eye," published in 1970. Her other works include "Sula," "Song of Solomon," and the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Beloved," published in 1987.

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