Your Black World: Toni Morrison’s Gift to Slaves

Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison has dedicated a bench in South Carolina to commemorate the memory of those who were enslaved.

“The Bench by the Road” was inspired by Morrison’s words in her book “Beloved”.  She felt that there was no suitable memorial for those who had been enslaved. 

The bench is at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island.  Roughly 40% of all slaves who came to North America came through this island.

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