Category: Stone Memorial Lecture

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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Deborah Willis to deliver the 2020 Stone Lecture

On October 14 at 6:30pm, award-winning artist, author, and educator Deborah Willis will deliver the virtual 2020 Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture, titled Reflections on the Power of a Single Image. Willis’s talk will consider how images of black social protests are fixed in our popular imagination through the photograph. Beginning in 1840, identity, race […]

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World-renowned jazz singer to deliver annual Stone Lecture

  Six-time Grammy nominee, Nnenna Freelon will deliver the Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture Tuesday, October 2 at 7 p.m. in the Stone Center’s auditorium. This year’s lecture will be part of the Stone Center’s 30th anniversary programming. An international jazz singer, composer, producer, and arranger, Freelon has built a storied musical career spanning over […]

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Author and Activist Edwidge Danticat delivers Stone Lecture on September 20th!

Edwidge Danticat, Award-winning author and activist will deliver the 25th Annual Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture. Danticat is the author of numerous books, including Claire of the Sea Light, a New York Times notable book; Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah […]

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