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Coalition for Sonja Haynes Stone Center

“Evolution of Revolution” booklet Chapel Hill, NC: Student Coalition for a Freestanding Black Cultural Center, 1992-1993

Sonja Haynes Stone (1938-1991) was a beloved professor and prominent activist at UNC-Chapel Hill. During her time at the University, students and faculty joined her in a long struggle to have a freestanding black cultural center on campus, described in this pamphlet; the center finally opened in 1988. After Stone’s passing in 1991, students fought to rename the Black Cultural Center to honor Stone. The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History represents her legacy and the student activists that fought to make the center a reality. This student activism helped open a dialogue about African American culture and experiences in Chapel Hill and beyond, which is a central mission for the Stone Center.