Toni Morrison is a wonderful writer.
first black woman who won the Nobel prize for literature. She .
was the second child of four children of George Wofford, a.
shipyard welder and Ramah Willis Wofford. Toni Morrison's .
parents moved to Ohio from the South to escape racism and to find .
better opportunities in the North. In this essay I would be talking .
about Toni Morrison's birth, her early life (including her childhood), .
and her education (college if necessary).
Toni Morrison was born in Lorain, Ohio, in the United States. .
Toni Morrison was born on February 18, 1993. When Toni Morrison .
was born her name was Chloe Anthony Wofford. At Howard .
University she changed her name to Toni Morrison because people .
consistently mispronounced Chloe. Her father was hardworking and .
dignified man. While the children were growing up, he worked in .
three jobs at the same time for almost 17 years. Her mother was a .
church-going woman and she sand in the choir.
Toni Morrison's early life was steeped in black folklore, music, .
language, Myth, and history that now richly texture her fiction. .
Born as Chloe Anthony Wofford, she grew up during the Depression .
in the small steel-mill town of Lorain, Ohio, on lake Erie. Her .
maternal grandparents, Ardelia and John Solomon Willis, had been .
sharecroppers in Alabama until they migrated north in 1912 to .
Kentucky , where John Solomon, a violinist worked in a coal mine. .
Ardelia took in washing. When they discovered , however , that their .
daughters knew more about mathematics than the one-room .
schoolhouse teacher, they determined that they must move again. .
Continuing north, they settled in Lorain.
After graduating, she was offerd a job at Texas .