New student-led initiative to spearhead fundraising efforts

The Sonja Hayes Stone Center has long provided a space for Black-identifying students and the UNC community to celebrate Black culture. Following in the building’s spirit of being fully donor funded, the Stone Center Space Initiative (SCSI) is a student-run, student-led initiative created for Black-identifying students and Black organizations to connect, collaborate, and celebrate blackness […]

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Angela Chin named 2021 Charles B. Rangel Fellow

The Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University has announced that Angela Chin was awarded a 2021 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship following a highly competitive nationwide selection process. The Rangel Fellowship, funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University, supports extraordinary individuals who want to pursue a […]

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Genna Rae McNeil retires after 36 years at UNC

(Professor Genna Rae McNeil with Professor Colin Palmer as he receives the Award for Scholarly Distinction at the Stone Center at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2018) Genna Rae McNeil will retire this spring after a remarkable thirty-six year career at UNC-Chapel Hill. McNeil is the first Black tenure-track faculty member in the […]

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GiveUNC 2021

What difference can one day make?  GiveUNC is Tuesday, March 30. GiveUNC is Carolina’s university-wide day of giving—a day when alumni, friends, faculty/staff and other Carolina supporters come together to support the causes they care about most. Please consider making a gift to the Stone Center; your donations will help fund fellowships, exhibitions, and other […]

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Charlie Cobb to deliver the 2021 African American History Month Lecture

Register here Distinguished journalist, educator and activist Charles E. Cobb will deliver the 2021 African American History Month Lecture on Tuesday, February 23 at 6:30pm via Zoom. Cobb is a founding member of the National Association of Black Journalists. As a field secretary with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi from 1962-1967, Cobb […]

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Joe Trotter to deliver the 2021 Diaspora Lecture

Joe W. Trotter, Jr. will deliver the 2021 Diaspora Lecture on Thursday, February 4 at 3:30pm EST via Zoom. He will discuss his latest publication Workers on Arrival: Black Labor and the Making of America. Dr. Trotter is the Giant Eagle Professor of History and Social Justice and Founder and Director of the Center for Africanamerican […]

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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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