Lecture and book talk on Great Dismal Swamp delivered by Daniel Sayers on March 30! (note date change from March 23)

Dan O. Sayers, Associate Professor of Anthropology at American University, poses for a portrait near one of his former research sites on the North Carolina side of the Great Dismal Swamp, which straddles the border of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, March 19, 2016. Sayers has been the leading voice in support of the concept that large populations of escaped slaves lived deep in the recesses of the swamp for hundreds of years. His dig sites have turned up artifacts consistent with this theory. (photo by Allison Shelley for Smithsonian magazine)

American University Professor, Daniel Sayers to deliver Spring 2017 African Diaspora Lecture On Thursday, March 30 (please note date change from March 23) at 7pm, Dr. Daniel Sayers 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, […]

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Exclusive “NAMOUR” Film Screening and Discussion on March 23rd!

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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.

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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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The Beautiful Somewhere: The Art of Philemona Williamson exhibition now open through April 24th!

Philomena Williamson-Tender Breeze,2008, oil on linen, 48x60in

La Sombra y el Espiritu V: The Beautiful Somewhere: The Art of Philemona Williamson Williamson, a native New Yorker, currently resides and works in Upper Montclair, New Jersey and has a studio in Bloomfield. Her paintings depict children and adolescents, which come from her imagination and some from her own childhood. Williamson’s most popular medium […]

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

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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!

Philomena Williamson-Tender Breeze,2008, oil on linen, 48x60in

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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Stone Memorial Lecture delivered by Dr. Ange-Marie Hancock, video now on vimeo!

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24th Annual Stone Memorial Lecture You can view the video via the Stone Center vimeo page at: https://vimeo.com/193434262 Dr. Ange-Marie Hancock, Associate Professor of Political Science and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California, delivered the 24th Annual Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture at the Stone Center on Monday, November 14 at 7pm. The annual […]

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