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Remembering Toni Morrison's 'beautiful human urgency'

Clip: 08/06/2019 | 9m 32s

Author and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison died Monday at age 88. The acclaimed writer, editor and professor helped transform American literature, bringing forth a black perspective that had rarely been heard. Jeffrey Brown reports and talks to Princeton University’s Tracy K. Smith, a former U.S. poet laureate, about how she was influenced by Morrison's work, generosity and “amazing vigor.”

Aired: 08/06/19

Rating: NR

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