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 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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Applications are now open for 2019 fellowships

The Stone Center is currently accepting applications for 2 fellowship opportunities: 2019 Undergraduate International Studies Fellowship: 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 […]

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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 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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