Harold Morrison Biography – Harold Morrison Wiki
Harold Morrison was a Jamaican architect and Toni Morrison’s ex-husband.
Toni Morrison Husband
Toni Morrison married Harold Morrison, a Jamaican architect, in 1958. They divorced in 1964 after six years of marriage. She said she didn’t think she conformed to what her husband thought a wife should be, according to The Los Angeles Times.
In an interview with the Telegraph in 2012, Toni dismissed the notion of divorce having to be a big deal. “There are women in the world who get divorced and that’s what they do,” she said to Telegraph. “Their conversation is about it. He or she didn’t, or I used to, or therefore, and all of their emotions, all of their activity is about that one break-up. Why it happened, what was involved – they never move past it. It’s a big thing, I guess, but it’s not that big.”
Harold Morrison Children
Toni and Harold had two children: Slade Morrison and Harold Ford Morrison. Harold Ford acknowledged his father in an interview with The Jamaica Observer in 2016. He said, “When I was four years old I saw my father’s drawings for the first time and knew instantly I wanted to do that.” He continued, “His impact was profound. His determination, his talent. He had that dash of flamboyance in both style and action.”
oni Morrison died on August 5, 2019 at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, after a short illness. She was 88.
Toni Morrison’s publisher Alfred A. Knopf confirmed. “We are profoundly sad to report that Toni Morrison has died at the age of eighty-eight.”
We are profoundly sad to report that Toni Morrison has died at the age of eighty-eight.
“We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.”
February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019 pic.twitter.com/DWnElCpMKc
— Alfred A. Knopf (@AAKnopf) August 6, 2019
The Morrison family issued the following statement: “It is with profound sadness we share that, following a short illness, our adored mother and grandmother, Toni Morrison, passed away peacefully last night surrounded by family and friends. She was an extremely devoted mother, grandmother, and aunt who reveled in being with her family and friends. The consummate writer who treasured the written word, whether her own, her students or others, she read voraciously and was most at home when writing. Although her passing represents a tremendous loss, we are grateful she had a long, well lived life.
“While we would like to thank everyone who knew and loved her, personally or through her work, for their support at this difficult time, we ask for privacy as we mourn this loss to our family. We will share information in the near future about how we will celebrate Toni’s incredible life.”
Former President Barack Obama tweeted, “Toni Morrison was a national treasure, as good a storyteller, as captivating, in person as she was on the page. Her writing was a beautiful, meaningful challenge to our conscience and our moral imagination. What a gift to breathe the same air as her, if only for a while.”
Toni Morrison was a national treasure, as good a storyteller, as captivating, in person as she was on the page. Her writing was a beautiful, meaningful challenge to our conscience and our moral imagination. What a gift to breathe the same air as her, if only for a while. pic.twitter.com/JG7Jgu4p9t
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 6, 2019
Oprah Winfrey wrote on Instagram, “In the beginning was the Word. Toni Morrison took the word and turned it into a Song…of Solomon, of Sula, Beloved, Mercy, Paradise Love, and more. She was our conscience. Our seer. Our truth-teller. She was a magician with language, who understood the Power of words. She used them to roil us, to wake us, to educate us and help us grapple with our deepest wounds and try to comprehend them. It is exhilarating and life-enhancing every time I read and share her work. This pic was her first appearance on the Oprah Show. She was Empress-Supreme among writers. Long may her WORDS reign!”