Morrison became the first black female editor in fiction at Random House in New York City in the late 1960s. She developed her own reputation as an author in the 1970s and ’80s. Her work Beloved was made into a film in 1998.

Morrison’s writings concentrate on rural Afro-American communities and on their cultural inheritance, which she explores with cold-blooded detail and vivid vocabulary. Her intricate writing style does not just tell the reader about issues concerning African-Americans instead she shows them.

Toni Morrison was the first African American woman to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature. In 1993, Toni Morrison received the Nobel Prize in Literature, in recognition of everything the author has contributed to literature. She was the first African American woman to ever receive this prize.

Most of the major obstacles Toni Morrison faced was the racial divisions and prejudice that were rampant during her time.