Coming this fall: 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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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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Jaki Shelton Green to give 2019 Stone Lecture

  North Carolina’s ninth Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green, will deliver the Stone Center’s annual Sonja Haynes Stone Lecture on Tuesday, October 22. Green is the first African American and third woman to hold the title. A North Carolina native, Green has been active in the state’s literary and teaching community for more than 40 […]

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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 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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