Faculty, activists explain how they rewrite the “master narrative” following Toni Morrison documentary screening
In 1998, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice banned Toni Morrison’s novel “Paradise” from state prisons for fear that it “might incite a riot.” Recalling this incident almost 20 years later, Morrison chuckled: “How powerful is that? I could tear up the whole place!”...
Hundreds of students flocked to their seats in Roone Arledge Auditorium, their arms full of complimentary sweets and bottled green tea. Tables were covered with signature red tablecloths, boba drinks, and take-out box lanterns; the atmosphere buzzed with lively conversations as the house lights dimmed to blue....