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Toni Morrison as an Editor Changed Book Publishing Forever

Her talent as a novelist is evident, but her nurturing of Black authors cannot be overlooked

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Toni Morrison. Photo: Reg Innell/Toronto Star via Getty Images

A few years ago at a Radcliffe Institute exhibit, I came across photos of a draft of what would become Angela Davis’ autobiography. A foundational Black literary text, bare-boned and vulnerable, is not something…




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