Toni Morrison Delivers Princeton & Slavery Symposium Keynote Address
Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison took the stage on Nov. 17 to kick off a scholarly symposium for the Princeton & Slavery Project, an academic exploration of the University’s historical engagement with slavery. Morrison is the first African-American woman to win a Nobel Prize.
Morrison joined Martha Sandweiss, founder and director of the Princeton & Slavery Project, and Tracy K. Smith, director of the University’s creative writing program and U.S. Poet Laureate, to discuss race, justice, and the University’s historical ties to slavery.
Sandweiss characterized Morrison as someone “who perhaps more than any living writer has challenged us to imagine the experience of slavery itself and grapple with its lingering impact on American lives.”