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Harold Ford Morrison: Career, Family, and Education

Who is Harold Ford Morrison? Find out everything you need to know about him in this article.


Harold Ford Morrison born on June 18, 1961, in Washington DC, United States. He is the son of Nobel prize winner, Toni Morrison and Harold Morrison. Harold has a younger brother named Slade (1965 – 2010)



Harold Ford Morrison attended University of California. He also studied at Architectural Association in London.


Harold works as a plasma physics laboratory architect for Princeton University.

His Mother, Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison was more than a novelist in American literature. As a scholar, editor and professor she wrote stories about black experience in America. Evocative prose and uncompromising exploration of race, identity and history placed her among the 20th century’s most celebrated authors.

Born Chloe Anthony Wofford in Lorain, Ohio, Toni Morrison grew up loving language. Her family of storytellers gave her a keen ear for rhythm and power of words. She was a fine student – graduating with honors from high school – and attending historically black Howard University. There she met Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, who would be major influences in her life.

Morrison graduated from Howard in 1953 and earned a Master’s degree at Cornell University in English literature. Her thesis on Virginia Woolf and William Faulkner foreshadowed her later interest in incorporating psychological themes into her stories.

Morrison started her early career in education. She taught at Texas Southern and Howard universities. At this time she began to write, initially short stories and essays. The turning point came when a young black girl admitted praying for blue eyes. This sparked Morrison’s first novel the Bluest Eye (1970).

The Bluest Eye examined how racism affects self-image – especially among young black girls. It broke new ground by presenting a black protagonist without validation from a white gaze. This novel won Morrison critical acclaim.

The next four decades brought Morrison a string of critically acclaimed novels that explored black life in America. The myths and identity themes of “Song of Solomon” (1977) and “Beloved” (1987), a Pulitzer Prize winner, dealt with slavery as a legacy. “Jazz” (1992) explored love and loss and “Love” (2003) explored forgiveness. All the novels demonstrated Morrison’s command of language, her ability to mix folklore with myth and her willingness to speak out about marginalized experiences.

Toni Morrison and her husband Harold Morrison had two sons. They split in 1964. Morrison worked hard and raised a family while pursuing a career. Her story inspired readers worldwide and she died in 2019.

Although exact figures are not available, estimates put Toni Morrison’s net worth at the time of her death her death at around millions. But her real wealth was the literature she left behind.

Toni Morrison was a living testament to storytelling. She challenged readers to face hard truths and celebrate black experience. Her influence will last for many years.