Harold Ford Morrison is the son of American novelist Toni Morrison. He was born on June 18, 1961, three years after his parents married. Harold Ford’s father was Harold Morrison, and he was a Jamaican architect. He is the firstborn in a family of two, his younger brother Slade Morrison, born a year after his parent’s divorce, died in 2010 due to pancreatic cancer.
In his personal life, Harold Ford Morrison is married to Cecilia Rouse, an American economist. Cecilia is the first Black American to serve as the Council of Economic Advisers Chair. The couple is blessed with two daughters but has not disclosed information on when they were born or their names.
Education, Career, and Net Worth
Harold Ford Morrison is educated; the high school he attended is not mentioned, but he attended the University of California and the Architectural Association in London. After completing his studies, Ford started practicing as an architect for the Plasma Physics Laboratory at Princeton University.
Harold also got into the film industry as a film producer and cinematographer. For him, it was an opportunity to examine the unpoliced language of art and politics. He has been working in different fields since 1992 and has been able to get a good fortune in his career. However, his exact net worth is unknown.
Harold Ford’s mother was in the high school’s drama club, debate team, and yearbook staff. She joined Howard University in 1949, and four years later, she graduated with a B.A in English. Toni immediately enrolled in Cornell University, earning a Master of Arts in 1955. She started her career as an English teacher at Texas Southern University, where she taught for two years before moving to Howard University.
Toni Morrison met Harold’s father while teaching at Howard University; they married in 1958 but divorced after six years. In 1965, Ford’s mother started working as an editor for a textbook division at Random House in Syracuse before being promoted to senior editor in 1967.
While working for Random House as a senior editor, she played a major role in bringing Black literature into the limelight, fostering a new generation of Black-American writers. She published Muhammad Ali’s autobiography titled The Greatest: My Own Story and promoted the work of Henry Dumas.
As a novelist, Harold Ford Morrison’s mother wrote several books, including, The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, Paradise, Love, God Help the Child, and children’s books, including The Book of Mean People, Little Cloud, and Lady Wind, among others.
Toni Morrison died on August 5, 2019, aged 88, at Montefiore Medical Center due to pneumonia complications.
Harold Ford Morrison does not like being in the spotlight as he prefers to keep a low profile on most of his details and is not active on social media platforms. The same applies to his wife, Cecilia Rouse; despite being a public figure, she is not active on all social media platforms. Cecilia has a Twitter account with 21k followers but has not tweeted for some time.