Our Mission

To encourage and support the critical examination of all dimensions of African-American and African diaspora cultures through sustained and open discussion, dialogue and debate, and to enhance the intellectual and socio-cultural climate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and in communities beyond the campus boundaries. Our work and activities support the University’s mission objectives to “serve as a center for research, scholarship and creativity and to teach a diverse community of undergraduate, graduate and professional students to become the next generation of leaders”, and to “extend knowledge-based services and other resources of the University to the citizens of North Carolina and their institutions to enhance the quality of life for all people in the State”.

upcoming events

A complete listing of upcoming Stone Center events and programs throughout the semester, including our signature events--- Art Gallery Exhibitions, Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film and the Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture.

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