Topics: Sonja Haynes Stone Center

The Sonja Hayes Stone Center for Black Culture and History was established in 1988. It is the mission of the center to raise awareness and appreciation for African-American culture in the community and around campus. The 44,500 square-foot building first opened its doors in 2004.

The Stone Center was named after the late faculty member Sonja Hayes Stone, who passed away in 1991. She was an advisor to the Black Student Movement. She was also active in promoting Afro-American studies and expanding the curriculum.

AAAD colloquium brings together experts on black feminism

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The Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies' first spring event sparked conversations about empowerment, feminism and politics.


Ange-Marie Hancock highlights intersectionality at Stone Center lecture

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Though she was delivering an annual lecture, Ange-Marie Hancock's speech at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History Monday night was grounded in current events.


New Stone Center exhibit explores black history through figurative visions

Contemporary African-American figurative artist Stefanie Jackson is making sure Black History Month is seen and not just heard. 


Students weigh in after leaving 'Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till'

A crowd gathered Friday night at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History to watch Mike Wiley’s one-man play "Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till." Staff writer Megan Stout interviewed students as they left the performance.


Story of Emmett Till's murder comes to UNC

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In 1955, a 14-year-old teenager was brutally murdered. Sixty years later, his story is coming to the Sonja Haynes Stone Center.


Missouri protests have parallels to '90s UNC protests

After student protests at the University of Missouri led the system president to resign Monday, the school has continued to attract national attention.


Israeli writer opens discussion on conflict

Many filled the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History in anticipation of hearing Ari Shavit, an Israeli columnist and author.


Stone Center learns from legacy of activist

It was a letter that sparked the beginnings of a 45-year-long friendship between Michael Simanga and the artist he so admired, Amiri Baraka.


Tar Heel Tailgate Talks kick off UNC football season

The sound of the Marching Tar Heels practicing the UNC fight song bounced in the background as Deborah Stroman delivered a lecture on the business of sport Saturday.


Documentary shines light on anti-terrorism efforts

Fourteen years after the anti-terrorism movement began, The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History is showing a documentary with a different side of the story: "(T)ERROR."


Civil rights icon Julian Bond's impact deepens with the decades

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When high-profile civil rights leader Julian Bond spoke at UNC in 2013, then-freshman Lindsey Terrell was eager, but ultimately too anxious, to meet her personal hero.


Ferguson documentary to air at Stone Center

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In an attempt to spark conversation about race relations in America, University groups will show a documentary today that features some of the people from the movement in Ferguson, Mo.


Q&A with junior Taylor McCain, granddaughter of Greensboro Four participant

In 1960, the Franklin McCain, one of the Greensboro Four, saw an issue with racial segregation and did something about it by hosting a sit-in in an all-white diner. More than half a century later, his granddaughter, UNC junior Taylor McCain, is taking his lead to pursue racial equality by working with Communiversity, a community-building youth program sponsored by the Sonya Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History. 


‘Kick out the KKK’ group gathers to rename Saunders Hall

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Student activists are mobilizing to contextualize and remove racist relics at the University.


Couple at Sonja Haynes Stone Center uses art, poetry to evoke ritual, rebirth

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The Sonja Haynes Stone Center has been focusing on a theme of rebirth in its 26th year — and a new art exhibition, opening tonight, continues to play on that idea.


Stone Center home to activists despite history of obstacles

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Trey Mangum is following in the footsteps of three dozen Black Student Movement leaders.


Civil rights panel focuses on female trailblazers

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Women who lived through the civil rights movement and blazed trails on and off UNC’s campus spoke at “Leading Ladies,” an event at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center on Wednesday.


William Rhoden calls on the athletes

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Student-athletes heard a refreshing message from an award-winning columnist on Thursday — go out and lead.


U.S. assistant attorney general headlines 10th anniversary celebration of Stone Center

Students and alumni kept Sonja Haynes Stone’s memory alive and well at the 10th anniversary celebration of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History Thursday night.


Black Student Movement president maps out year

When Trey Mangum ran for president of the Black Student Movement in the spring, he based his platform on three things: activism, accessibility and effective programming.