The Toni Morrison Society has organized the following panel and roundtable for ALA in San Francisco in May 2018. We will also have our annual business meeting at ALA in San Francisco in May 2018. The events will occur on the following dates and times:

Friday, May 25th, 2018 12:40-2:00pm
Articulating Otherness: Morrison, Baldwin, Coates

Organized by the Toni Morrison Society
Chair: Dana A. Williams, Howard University

  1. “‘A Dream Deferred?’: Baldwin, Morrison and Coates on Race and the American Dream,” Angelyn Mitchell, Georgetown University
  2. “Morrison, Baldwin, Coates: The Politics of Dismantling the House that Race Built,” Marilyn Sanders Mobley, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
  3. “Reexamining the Concept of Whiteness and Reclaiming the Site of Empowerment in Toni Morrison and Ta-Nehisi’s Coates’s Works,” Aoi Mori, Meiji Gakuin University
  4. “The Community of Self: Acts of Memory, Black Ontology, and Identity Formation in the Worlds of Toni Morrison, James Baldwin and Ta-Nehisi Coates,” Kokahvah Zauditu-Selassie, Coppin State University

Friday, May 25th, 2018 2:10-3:30pm

Toni Morrison Society Business Meeting

Friday, May 25th, 2018 5:10-6:30pm

Roundtable: Toni Morrison: The Work of a Literary Artist and the Work of Public History and Remembrance

Organized by the Toni Morrison Society

Moderators: Craig Stutman, Delaware Valley University, Carolyn Denard, Georgia College and State University

Roundtable Participants:

  • Lori Martin, Louisiana State University
  • Chris Momany, Adrian College
  • Lynne Simpson, Oklahoma State University