Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

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Chronology
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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