Statement from the Stone Center on the SCV Settlement

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History (Stone Center) joins with our colleagues, the immediate community, and all people of conscience throughout the State of North Carolina in expressing our opposition to the University’s November 2019 settlement brokered with the North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans (NC-SCV). The NC-SCV has, through this […]

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Become a Communiversity Youth Program Volunteer!

Communiversity Youth Programs (CYP) is looking for volunteers for the 2019-2020 school year. Volunteers will work in partnership with the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History and will serve as tutors and assistants of cultural enrichment activities for children in grades K-8 at University United Methodist Church, located at 150 E. Franklin […]

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2019 Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film

2019 Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film  Collective Memory(ies): Our Diaspora The Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film is the Stone Center’s annual series spotlighting film from all corners of the African diaspora. Many screenings are North Carolina premieres and feature commentary and appearances by the directors and local scholars. This year’s edition will include community screenings at the Varsity Theater and in Durham at NC […]

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The 1619 Collective Memory(ies) Project

This fall, the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, working with other campus and community organizations, will sponsor a groundbreaking project on history and cross-cultural collective memory(ies). This interdisciplinary project will shed new light on the history of the arrival of the first group of enslaved Africans to an English-speaking colony in what […]

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Stone Center announces 2019 Fellows

  The Stone Center has awarded two Sean Douglas Fellowships and six Undergraduate International Studies Fellowships (UISF) for 2019. The Sean Douglas Initiative offers two students a semester-long paid fellowships. They will receive the opportunity to work directly with our Director to develop meaningful leadership experiences on campus and in the surrounding communities. The 2019 […]

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Stone Center to host symposium on the status of black bookstores

On Thursday, March 28 at 6:30pm, the Stone Center will host the 2019 Diaspora Lecture and Roundtable. This year’s program will feature a small symposium entitled Black-Owned Bookstores: Their Struggle for Survival and Revival. This event will examine the pioneering role of Black bookstores, an often-overlooked element in the story of Black community development and […]

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