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The Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film

 Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film (Fall 2021)  The Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film is the Stone Center’s annual series spotlighting films from all corners of the African diaspora.  Many of the screenings are North Carolina premieres and the festival features commentary and appearances by filmmakers and local scholars. This year’s edition will consist primarily of […]

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The Stone Center’s Writers’ Discussion Series — Terza Lima-Neves

Title: Cabo Verdean Women Writing Remembrance, Resistance, and Revolution — Kriolas Poderozas; EDITED BY TERZA A. SILVA LIMA-NEVES AND AMINAH N. PILGRIM Terza A. Silva Lima-Neves will deliver a book talk hosted by the Stone Center on October 12, at 3:30pm. Lima-Neves is associate professor of political science and chair of the Department of Social […]

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Genna Rae McNeil to Deliver the Stone Center’s Annual Dr Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture

Genna Rae McNeil, Professor Emerita of History at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and a scholar of African-American and U.S. Constitutional history, will deliver the 2021 Dr. Sonja Haynes Stone Lecture on November 9, 2021, 7:00PM at the Stone Center. Prof. McNeil is widely known for her American Bar Association prize-winning Groundwork: […]

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Author Discussion Series: Marisa J. Fuentes

Author Discussion Series: Marisa J. Fuentes | Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive (Penn Press, 2016) Winner of the 2016 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize Winner of the 2016 Caribbean Studies Association Barbara Christian Prize In the eighteenth century, Bridgetown, Barbados, was heavily populated by both enslaved and free women. Marisa J. Fuentes creates a […]

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14th Annual African American History Month Lecture

Dr. Gerald Horne will deliver the fourteenth annual UNC at Chapel Hill African American History Month Lecture on Wednesday, the 21st of February at 7p.m. Horne currently holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. Dr. Horne’s research spans a broad range of subjects […]

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Aswarm With the Spirits of All Ages Here: Inconceivable Spaces of Slavery and Freedom by Toni Scott

Aswarm With the Spirits of All Ages Here: Inconceivable Spaces of Slavery and Freedom by Toni Scott This special installation project by artist Toni Scott seeks to re-articulate spaces where memories of bondage trouble our present-day notions of ‘home’ and ‘land of the free’. The ordeal of the enslaved in both material and existential terms […]

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Author Discussion Series: David F. Garcia

Author Discussion Series: David F. Garcia  | Listening for Africa: Freedom, Modernity, and the Logic of Black Music’s African Origins  (Duke U Press, 2017) David F. Garcia explores how a diverse group of musicians, dancers, academics, and activists engaged with the idea of black music and dance’s African origins between the 1930s and 1950s. Garcia examines the […]

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Author Discussion Series: Pablo F. Gomez

Opening a window on a dynamic realm far beyond imperial courts, anatomical theaters, and learned societies, Pablo F. Gómez examines the strategies that Caribbean people used to create authoritative, experientially based knowledge about the human body and the natural world during the long seventeenth century. Gómez treats the early modern intellectual culture of these mostly […]

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Baraka Symposium

 AMIRI BARAKA: MEETINGS AND REMARKABLE JOURNEYS –  SYMPOSIUM & EXHIBITION (SEPT. 16 – 18, 2015) Panel 1 Title: Amiri Baraka: First Fires, and the Black Arts Movement in the South. Panelists: Sonia Sanchez; John Bracey, Jr., James Smethurst (Moderator: Joseph Jordan)   Panel 2: The Black Nationalist Ethic and Black Internationalism Panelists: Komozi Woodard; Michael […]

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