A Statement from the Stone Center

The Sonya Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History

A Message from the Stone Center “…the oppressed are by their nature…forever in ferment and agitation against their condition and what they understand to be their oppressors. If not by overt rebellion or revolution, then in the thousand and one ways they will devise, with and without consciousness, to alter their condition.” Lorraine Hansberry   […]

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Coronavirus Updates

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center is closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. We will be updating our website regularly with information. The Stone Center, including the Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum will be closed. At this time, all spring events are canceled. The Stone Center Library is closed […]

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2020 Fellowship Applications are now open

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 Sean Douglas Leadership Fellows Program (SDLF) and the 2020 Undergraduate International Studies Fellowship The Stone Center is currently accepting applications for two fellowship opportunities: 2020 Undergraduate International Studies Fellowship: The Undergraduate International Studies Fellowship (UISF) supports international study for two undergraduates of color or other students who, […]

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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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