The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History was established in 1988 as the Black Cultural Center. After the passing of beloved faculty member Sonja Haynes Stone, the center was renamed in 1991. Today, the Stone Center continues its legacy of advocating for critical examination of African-American and African Diaspora cultures through open discussion, dialogue and debate, and aims to enhance the intellectual and socio-cultural climate at Carolina and in communities beyond campus.
During 30 years of service to the community, the Center has become an epicenter of arts and history at Carolina and beyond. From exhibitions to lectures to fellowships, the Stone Center is a hub for intellectual activity and supports the creative energy of the campus as it explores African-American and African Diaspora lives, cultures and histories.
This is story number 30 in the Carolina Stories 225th Anniversary Edition magazine.