The Chartering Ceremony of the Toni Morrison Society Atlanta, GA at Georgia State University (April 24,1995)

The Toni Morrison Society was founded May 28, 1993 at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association in Baltimore, Maryland. With its founding, the Toni Morrison Society became an official member of the coalition of author societies that comprise the American Literature Association. Since 1993, the Society has grown to nearly 800 members throughout the world. The Society's mission is "to initiate, sponsor, and encourage critical dialogue, scholarly publications, conferences, and projects devoted to the study of the works of Toni Morrison." Over the last twenty-four years, the Society has launched major scholarly and community-outreach initiatives including the Biennial Conference Series, the Bench by the Road Project, the Language Matters Initiative, and the Young Readers Circle.

Society programming this year, including the Toni Morrison and Woke Soyinka Read-in in February and the Toni Morrison Society Lecture at Oberlin College in April has been Part of the 25th Anniversary celebration.

At the American Literature Meeting in San Francisco, Society members will commemorate their silver anniversary with a toast at the Friday evening reception co-hosted along with the African American Literature and Culture Society.

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