Literary Vantage Points: Multiple Perspectives of Toni Morrison

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Literary Vantage Points is the HBW’s newest initiative geared towards engaging our audience members in conversations about African American literature. We are looking to make short video segments a regular feature on our blog in order to utilize the most effective digital mediums and spark dialogue among people interested in black artist production.
We have collected brief interviews from a number of professors to get their perspectives about various authors. In this particular feature, we asked three literary scholars—Professors Donna Akiba Sullivan Harper, Opal Moore, and Aldon Lynn Nielsen—to describe their initial impressions of author Toni Morrison and discuss the legacy of her work.
The goal of these interviews is to reveal the diverse nature of African American literature. These three scholars provide very different responses about how they became acquainted with Toni Morrison and the aesthetic value of her work. Please join us as we begin a new chapter of HBW history.

Video Editing: Howard Rambsy Sr.
Video Concept: Kenton Rambsy
Video Footage: Crystal Boson and Yuan Ding