Iesha-LaShay Phillips Appears on 'Today Show' Tribute to Toni Morrison

December 16, 2020

Communications Staff

Iesha-LaShay Phillips sits in front of a TV camera.
Iesha-LaShay Phillips during filming for the Today Show special on Toni Morrison.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Iesha-LaShay Phillips

Third-year Iesha-LaShay Phillips, a law and society and Africana studies double major, will be featured on the Today Show’s special on the life, legacy, and impact of author Toni Morrison. The one-hour special, hosted by Jenna Bush Hager, honors the 50th anniversary of the late Nobel Prize winner's debut novel, The Bluest Eye.

As one of the 2020 Toni Morrison essay contest winners, Phillips will read her essay to honor Morrison. Viewers can tune in at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday, December 21, to watch Phillips' reading on TODAY All Day (the morning show’s new 24/7 streaming channel on Peacock),, Roku, and Xumo.

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