On August 5th 2019, world-renowned author, Nobel laureate, and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Toni Morrison, died at the age of 88. Just 6 years prior to her death, Morrison visited Northeastern’s Boston campus to discuss the “quiet force of goodness” as something more powerful than violence or hatred. In an article published on August 6th in the Northeastern News, Professors Carla Kaplan (English, WGSS, and Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies) and Nicole Aljoe (English, Africana Studies, and WGSS Executive Committee) are quoted remembering Morrison’s legacy as one of a trailblazer for both African American writers and the modern novel. To top it all off, Aljoe highlights that Morrison’s kind and warm-hearted demeanor adds to the way in which people will remember her – as one truly embodying the “quite force of goodness” she discussed at NEU just years ago. Check out the full article on Morrison’s legacy here.