|1931||Toni Morrison born Chloe Anthony Wofford on February 18 in Lorain, Ohio, the second child of George Wofford and Ramah Willis Wofford.|
|1953||Graduates with B.A. in English from Howard University; changes name to Toni during years at Howard.|
|1955||Receives M.A. in English from Cornell University for thesis on the theme of suicide in William Faulkner and Virginia Woolf.|
|1955-57||Instructor in English at Texas Southern University.|
|1957-64||Instructor in English at Howard University.|
|1958||Marries Harold Morrison, a Jamaican architect.|
|1964||Divorces Morrison and returns with her two sons to Lorain.|
|1965||Becomes editor for a textbook subsidiary of Random House in Syracuse, New York.|
|1970||Morrison's first novel, The Bluest Eye published; takes editorial position at Random House in New York, eventually becoming a senior editor.|
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Publication information: Book title: Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye. Contributors: Harold Bloom - Editor. Publisher: Chelsea House. Place of publication: Philadelphia. Publication year: 1999. Page number: 251.
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