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2021 Diaspora Lecture

  Joe W. Trotter, Jr. will deliver the 2021 Diaspora Lecture and discuss his latest publication Workers on Arrival: Black Labor and the Making of America. From the ongoing issues of poverty, health, housing and employment to the recent upsurge of lethal police-community relations, the Black working class stands at the center of perceptions of […]

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1619 Collective Memory(ies) Symposium

*PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY. WE WILL HAVE OVERFLOW SEATING WITH LIVE STREAMING AVAILABLE* Join the Stone Center on Monday, Nov. 11 as we host the 1619 Collective Memory(ies) Symposium. This one-day symposium will bring together “conversants” from communities thrown together as a result of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Representatives from […]

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Black-Owned Bookstores: Their Struggle for Survival and Revival

Join us Thursday, March 28 for the 2019 African Diaspora Lecture and Roundtable entitled: “Black-Owned Bookstores: Their Struggle for Survival and Revival”. Recent scholarship has rediscovered the pioneering role of Black bookstores, an often-overlooked element in the story of Black community development and Black empowerment in the United States. The Stone Center’s 2019 African Diaspora […]

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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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