The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History was established on July 1, 1988. Initially known as the Black Cultural Center, it was renamed for beloved faculty member Dr. Sonja Haynes Stone after her untimely passing in 1991. Upon its inception, The Stone Center focused its attention on raising awareness of and appreciation for African American culture by the campus community. Today, the Center is an important site for the critical examination of African American and African Diaspora history and culture, providing intellectual and cultural programming that is both timely and informative.
Photo by: Jon Gardiner
Pictured: The Black Student Movement and the Carolina Black Caucus host Umoja, a graduation ceremony in celebration of Black undergraduate and graduate students held at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. May 9, 2019.