Stone Center to celebrate 30 years of service

This fall, the Sonja Haynes Stone Center will celebrate 30 years of service to the community. During this time, the Center has become an epicenter of arts and history at UNC and beyond. From exhibitions to lectures to fellowships, the Stone Center is a hub for intellectual activity and supports the creative energy of the […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Stone Center to host first-ever retrospective exhibition

This fall, the Stone Center will host a first-ever retrospective of past Stone Center Visiting Artists. The exhibition, With Us Comes the Parallax, opens with a reception on September 13 and will run through November 30. This show will feature fourteen award-winning artists representing six countries (U.S., Panama, Botswana, Dominican Republic, Morocco and Canada) and eight […]

Read More

Whatever happened to Countdown at Kusini?

The Stone Center’s Annual Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film kicks off on September 23 with a special screening of filmmaker S. Torriano Berry’s The Kusini Concept, along with a screening of Countdown at Kusini, one of the most important productions in Black film history. Rarely seen sinceColumbia pictures shelved it in 1976 and […]

Read More

Announcing the 2018 Undergraduate International Studies Fellows

Five undergraduate students were awarded Undergraduate International Studies Fellowships (UISF) for studying abroad in 2018. The Fellowship supports international study by undergraduate students from underrepresented groups. This year’s recipients each received $1500. A selection committee evaluates applicants based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, financial need, and objectives of their intended international program. The 2018 UISF […]

Read More

Stone Center to commemorate Frederick Douglass bicentennial

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History will host Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. a direct descendant of Frederick Douglass, on Monday, April 23 at 7pm. He will be joined by Robert Benz, the executive director of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI). Morris is the great-great-great grandson of Douglass as well as […]

Read More

2018 Undergraduate International Studies Fellowship application now open

The Undergraduate International Studies Fellowship (UISF) supports international study for two undergraduates of color or other students who, because of socioeconomic or other reasons, maybe underrepresented in study abroad programs. UISF recipients are awarded up to $2,500 toward academic research or study in an international setting. Although the fellowship seeks to encourage research in African or […]

Read More

2018 Sean Douglas Fellows application now open

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Sean Douglas Leadership Fellows Program (SDLF) The Sean Douglas Leadership Fellows (SDLF) Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students interested in gaining practical experience in planning and managing arts, cultural and academic programs while serving as an intern at the Stone Center and working closely with the […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Stone Center