"The New South: Ted Turner" from American Dreams: Lost and Found by Studs Terkel

Prepared by Dr. Loretta Kasper

According to Turner, setting high goals is important for success in life. In this lesson, you will focus on one woman who has set her goals high and who has achieved great success as an author.

Use our Search Resources page to gather information on Toni Morrison, an African-American author who has been awarded both the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Use this information to write a well-organized essay in which you address the following questions:

  • In your opinion, what were the goals that motivated Toni Morrison?
  • What led Morrison to set these goals?
  • How did Morrison's goals lead to her success as a writer?
  • How does Morrison exemplify the type of person described by Turner in "The New South?"

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