About the Center
The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History is part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a center within the University's Academic Affairs Division, we have a central role in supporting the University's academic mission. We have a commitment to broaden the range of intellectual discourse about African-Americans and to encourage better understanding of peoples of the African diaspora and their perspectives on important social and cultural issues.
Since its inception in 1988, the Center has focused its efforts on the interdisciplinary examination of Africana lives, cultures and histories. The Center's current focus is on integrating cultural development with community development, and on building ties to communities and institutions in the African diaspora in the Americas. The Center's Mission is:
The Stone Center works with numerous departments and units of the University to help promote interdisciplinary inquiry, as well as focused examinations from various interdisciplinary and disciplinary perspectives.
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