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The African American History Month Lecture (2022) with Dr. Marcia Chatelain

Dr. Marcia Chatelain will deliver the 2022 African American History Month Lecture at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on February 9 at 6:30PM. This lecture will be delivered virtually, via Zoom Webinar. Dr. Chatelain is a Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University. The author of South Side Girls: […]

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Writers Discussion Series: Dialectics of Liberation by Abdul Alkalimat

Join us on February 3rd at 3:30PM via Zoom Webinar for a book talk with veteran scholar and activist, Abdul Alkalimat on his latest book: The Dialectics of Black Liberation: The African Liberation Support Committee. Book Description: The Dialectics of Black Liberation: The African Liberation Support Committee is a study that analyses the important ideological […]

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In Conversation with Howard N Lee, U.S. Army Veteran, Social Worker, Public Servant & Educator

Please join us on October 19, at 12 noon for a discussion with former Chapel Hill mayor, Howard N Lee, on a lifetime of public service and community engagement with two UNC Chapel Hill graduate students: Daniel Johnson, Roy H Park M.A. Fellow, Hussman School of Journalism; and Moriah James, doctoral student (Anthropology) and research […]

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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

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. The lecture will be delivered virtually via Zoom Webinar.  Prof. McNeil is widely known for her […]

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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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