Stone Center Spring 2019 Exhibition: Black River: Chronicle of a Spiritual Journey

This spring, the Sonja Haynes Center for Black Culture and History welcomes Greensboro-based artist Charles E. Williams and his exhibition entitled Black River: Chronicle of a Spiritual Journey. The show includes deeply personal works comprised of paintings, photographs, ready-mades, and videos. Works in the show bear witness to moments that chronicle his father’s personal struggles […]

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Stone Center to host award-winning musical on Big Mama Thornton on March 1

  On March 1 at 7pm, the Stone Center will present a solo dramatic performance by multi-talented performer Azusa SHESHE Dance entitled Houn’ Dawg: Life and Times of Big Mama Thornton. The award-winning production chronicles the life of Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton, who was the first to record the iconic song “Hound Dog” in 1952; her version held the number one […]

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Stone Center to host trip to Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Alternative Spring Break has been cancelled. However, students will still have an opportunity to visit the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum. This service learning trip will include an hour-long tour of the museum and helping with the restoration of the site’s picnic benches. Students who are interested should contact Brianna Small […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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