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The Toni Morrison Society held its Seventh Biennial Conference: Toni Morrison and Her Role as Editor, The Roosevelt Hotel, New York, July 21–24, 2016. Photography by Celebrity Photojournalist Lisa Pacino. Please visit our Toni Morrison articles.

The 4-day conference included Plenary Panels, Authors’ and Editors’ Luncheon, a evening gala celebration honoring Ms. Morrison’s belated 85th birthday, and the twentieth Bench by the Road Placement at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, New York.
Toni Morrison Society Seventh Biennial Conference with Carolyn Denard, Adrienne Lanier Seward, the Society’s President Evelyn Schreiber, Ph.D., Kristne A. Yohe, Ph.D, and Farah Jasmine Griffin. Thursday, July 21st: Welcome. Friday, July 22nd: Authors’ and Editors’ Luncheon with writer Chris Jackson and Erroll McDonald the Vice President – Executive Editor of Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group of Random House, Inc. Saturday, July 23rd: Gala Celebration Honoring Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison with Phylicia Rashād, Mistress of Ceremonies; soprano Marti Newland performing “Love Triptych” (Margaret’s Lullaby, A Quality Love, and Intermezzo and Soliloquy) from Margaret Garner, an opera in two acts composed by Richard Danielpour to an English-language libretto by Toni Morrison; Jazz performance by Onaje Allan Gumbs Trio; video greetings from New York’s First Lady Chirlane McCray, Wynton Marsalis, Gloria Steinem, Sonia Sanchez, Louis Massiah, Fran Lebowitz, Peter Sellars, Kenny Leon, Eleanor Traylor, Tina Benko, Rokia Traoré, and many more; New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Proclamation declaring Saturday, July 23, 2016 “Toni Morrison Day”; and a birthday cake to celebrate Ms. Morrison’s belated 85th birthday. Sunday, July 24th: Twentieth Bench by the Road Placement at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, guests included Sonia Sanchez and Walter Mosley. Photography by Celebrity Photojournalist Lisa Pacino of Under The Duvet Productions, NY. All Rights Reserved.