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Fall 2017 Milestones is here!!

Check out our Fall 2017 Edition of our Milestones Newsletter for  complete listing of our fall programs and information on featured gallery artist Mequitta Ahuja, Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film, Spotlight Donors, and this year’s Stone Memorial Lecturer, author Edwidge Danticat! Click the link below to download a pdf version of Milestones: Milestones_NL_Fall2017_web

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Communiversity Youth Program celebrates 25th year of continuing service to Chapel Hill and Carrboro Community

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History will host the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Communiversity Youth Program on Friday, April 21, 2017. The celebration will honor the accomplishments of the 2016-2017 Communiversity Youth Program student participants, while also paying tribute to 25 years of improving and protecting the lives of youth […]

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Communiversity Manager Chris Wallace receives University Diversity Award

Chris Wallace, Communiversity Youth Program Manager, was award the Special Recognition award at the 9th Annual University Awards Ceremony.  The University Diversity Award recognizes significant contribution to the enhancement, support and/or furtherance of diversity on the campus and in the community. Chris was recognized for his service to UNC and the greater Chapel Hill community […]

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Lecture and book talk on Great Dismal Swamp delivered by Daniel Sayers on March 30!

American University Professor, Daniel Sayers to deliver Spring 2017 African Diaspora Lecture On Thursday, March 30 at 7pm, Dr. Daniel Swan will deliver the Spring 2017 African Diaspora Lecture. The lecture, also part of the Stone Center’s Writer’s Discussion series, will focus on the subject of Sayer’s book, A Desolate Place for a Defiant People: […]

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Exclusive "NAMOUR" Film Screening and Discussion on March 23rd!

Please join us on March 23rd for a film screening and discussion of “Namour”  This screening is part of a debut screening event ahead the Netflix release. NAMOUR From Ava Durvernay’s ARRAY Films, A stylized homage to Los Angeles, NAMOUR explores the complexities of personal responsibility versus moral convictions. Featuring an international cast, the movie […]

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"Power! Stokely Carmichael" performance and Q&A, Friday, February 17! Free to public, RSVP required.

The Stone Center will present Power! Stokely Carmichael, a play written and performed by actor and playwright Meshaun Labrone and directed by Jennifer Knight. In June 1966, during the last great march of the Civil Rights Movement, a young activist changed the battle cry from “Freedom Now!” to “Power!” Now, on the 50th Anniversary of […]

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NBA Star and Tarheel, Brendan Haywood, serves as Communiversity Youth Program Ambassador

Former UNC basketball standout and recently retired NBA star Brendan Haywood, has signed on to play a major role in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center’s Communiversity Youth Program. Haywood, a lifelong public servant and supporter of youth programs and charitable causes nationwide, has agreed to serve as a Communiversity Ambassador in addition to his previous […]

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Spring 2017 Season begins on January 16!

Please join us for our Spring 2017 season opening on January 16!  We’ve got a full program schedule of art exhibitions, the return of the Writer’s Discussion Series, the African Diaspora lecture and more!  Check out the schedule below and visit our website regularly for updates! Image credit: Williamson-Tender Breeze,2008, oil on linen, 48x60in Sonja Haynes […]

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