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.
February 07, 2017
The Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies' first spring event sparked conversations about empowerment, feminism and politics.
November 14, 2016
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.
February 14, 2016
Contemporary African-American figurative artist Stefanie Jackson is making sure Black History Month is seen and not just heard.
February 07, 2016
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.
February 04, 2016
In 1955, a 14-year-old teenager was brutally murdered. Sixty years later, his story is coming to the Sonja Haynes Stone Center.
November 11, 2015
After student protests at the University of Missouri led the system president to resign Monday, the school has continued to attract national attention.
November 05, 2015
Many filled the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History in anticipation of hearing Ari Shavit, an Israeli columnist and author.
September 15, 2015
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.
September 13, 2015
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.
September 09, 2015
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."
August 19, 2015
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.
April 19, 2015
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.
February 03, 2015
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.
January 29, 2015
Student activists are mobilizing to contextualize and remove racist relics at the University.
January 28, 2015
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.
January 21, 2015
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.
November 06, 2014
Student-athletes heard a refreshing message from an award-winning columnist on Thursday — go out and lead.
October 09, 2014
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.
September 09, 2014
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.