The Bluest Eye

Posted by Unknown Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Amelia Johnson Reading Circle of Union Baptist Church is reading Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye."

Each month they share in interpreting the meaning of a book and its relevance to their daily lives. If you are interested in participating, I invite you to call 410-523-6880 to find out their meeting schedule.

The Theater Arts Department of Morgan State University will perform, "The Bluest Eye" directed by Ms. Shirley Basfield Dunlap beginning Feb. 27th - Mar. 7th

Theatre Morgan
The Bluest Eye

written by Lydia Diamond
directed by Shirley Basfield Dunlap

Based on Nobel-Prize-winning author Toni Morrison's THE BLUEST EYE is the story about the tragic life of a young Black girl in 1940s Ohio. Eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove wants nothing more than to be loved by her family and schoolmates. Instead, she faces constant ridicule and abuse. With rich language and bold vision, this powerful adaptation of an American classic explores the crippling toll that a legacy of racism has taken on a community, a family, and an innocent girl.

Toni Morrison began writing fiction as part of an informal group of poets and writers at Howard University who met to discuss their work. She went to one meeting with a short story about a black girl who longed to have blue eyes. The story later evolved into her first novel, The Bluest Eye (1970), which she wrote while raising two children and teaching at Howard.In 2000 it was chosen as a selection for Oprah's Book Club.


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