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A Conversation with a Descendant of Frederick Douglass

Join us Monday, April 23 for an evening with Kenneth Morris, Jr. and Robert Benz of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI) as the Stone Center commemorates the bicentennial of Douglass’ birth. Morris is the great-great-great grandson of Douglass as well as the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington. He and Benz, the Executive Director of […]

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Edwidge Danticat to deliver 25th Annual Stone Memorial Lecture

Edwidge Danticat, Award-winning author and activist will deliver the 25th Annual Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture. Danticat is the author of numerous books, including Claire of the Sea Light, a New York Times notable book; Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah […]

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Art Exhibition Opening Reception and Artist Talk with artist Mequitta Ahuja

Figurative Painter Mequitta Ahuja opens Stone Center Fall 2017 Gallery Season “My work is a form of tribute, analysis and intervention: tribute, out of sincere admiration for the figurative tradition; analysis, by making something vast comprehensible to both myself and to my viewers and intervention, by positioning a woman-of-color as primary picture-maker, in whose hands […]

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Author and Activist Edwidge Danticat delivers Stone Lecture on September 20th!

Edwidge Danticat, Award-winning author and activist will deliver the 25th Annual Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture. Danticat is the author of numerous books, including Claire of the Sea Light, a New York Times notable book; Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah […]

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Senegalese artist Bouna Ndiaye presents film and discussion on historic anniversary of the first “World Festival of Negro Arts”

In 1966, musicians, writers, sculptors, painters, performers, poets and other Art enthusiasts gathered in Dakar, Senegal for the first World Festival of Negro Arts (Premier Festival Mondial des arts nègres) . The festival drew attendees from the African diaspora around the world. They came from nearly 45 countries, including several Heads of State from newly-independent African countries. Artists from the […]

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Writer’s Discussion Series and African Diaspora Lecture by Daniel O. Sayers | A Desolate Place for a Defiant People: The Archeology of Maroons, Indigenous Americans, and Enslaved Laborers in the Great Dismal Swamp

In the 250 years before the Civil War, the Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia and North Carolina was a brutal landscape–2,000 square miles of undeveloped and unforgiving wetlands, peat bogs, impenetrable foliage, and dangerous creatures. It was also a protective refuge for marginalized individuals, including Native Americans, African-American maroons, free African Americans, and outcast Europeans. […]

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Writer’s Discussion Series and Lecture: Iris Morales | Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords: 1969-1976

Iris Morales | Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords: 1969-1976 Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords: 1969-1976 is the first book about the experiences of the women members — a “story within a story” told from the inside out. The Young Lords Organization emerged in New York in the […]

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Stone Memorial Lecture delivered by Dr. Ange-Marie Hancock, video now on vimeo!

24th Annual Stone Memorial Lecture You can view the video via the Stone Center vimeo page at: https://vimeo.com/193434262 Dr. Ange-Marie Hancock, Associate Professor of Political Science and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California, delivered the 24th Annual Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture at the Stone Center on Monday, November 14 at 7pm. The annual […]

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Stone Memorial Lecture delivered by Dr. Ange-Marie Hancock

The 24th Annual Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture Ange-marie Hancock, Associate Professor of Political Science and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California will deliver the 24th Annual Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture. She previously taught at Yale University, Penn State University and the University of San Francisco. Chancellor Folt will attend to give […]

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