Beginning in March 4, the Stone Center will host a Writer’s Discussion series featuring book readings and discussion with local UNC faculty as well as authors from across the nation. The series is co-hosted with the Bull’s Head Bookshop and all events will take place at the Bookshop unless otherwise noted.
March 18 at 3:30 pm, Bull’s Head Bookshop (3rd floor UNC Student Bookstore)
This detailed history of the famous Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York City, begins with its organization in 1809 and continues through its relocations, its famous senior pastors, and its many crises and triumphs, up to the present. Considered the largest Protestant congregation in the United States during the pre-megachurch 1930s, this church plays a very important part in the history of New York City.
Genna Rae McNeil is professor of history at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where she teaches United States history, African-American history, and U.S. Constitutional History. McNeil is widely known for her prize-winning Groundwork: Charles Hamilton Houston and the Struggle for Civil Rights.
Eboni Marshall Turman is Assistant Research Professor of Black Church Studies and Director of the Office of Black Church Studies at Duke University, The Divinity School. Turman has taught theology and ethics at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (2010-12) and Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, NC (2012-13). She is the author of Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation: Black Bodies, the Black Church, and the Council of Chalcedon (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
March 27 at 3:30 pm, Bull’s Head Bookshop (3rd floor UNC Student Bookstore)
That the Blood Stay Pure, traces the history and legacy of the commonwealth of Virginia’s effort to maintain racial purity and its impact on the relations between African Americans and Native Americans. Arica L. Coleman tells the story of Virginia’s racial purity campaign from the perspective of those who were disavowed or expelled from tribal communities due to their affiliation with people of African descent or because their physical attributes linked them to those of African ancestry.
Arica L. Coleman has been Assistant Professor of Black American Studies at the University of Delaware since fall 2007. She received her doctorate in American Studies from the Union Institute and University in 2005. During the 2006- 2007 academic year, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Scholarly Information Resources and Africana Studies at the Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on the complex negotiations of race and identity within the historical and contemporary realities of people of African-Native ancestry in the United States.
Undergraduate international Studies Fellowship program
Undergraduate International Studies Fellowship (UISF) supports international travel and study for students in good standing and enrolled full-time at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The program is open to all students, but is intended to provide support for international and study abroad experiences to those with limited or no abroad travel experience. Fellowship recipients are awarded up to $2,500 toward academic research or study in an international setting during the fall, spring or summer terms. The application window will extend through March 19, 2014.
Sean Douglas Leadership Fellows Program
Sean Douglas Leadership Fellows program (SDLF) was created to broaden the college experience and include opportunities to organize and unite their peers for a common purpose, and to instill the propensity to lead and manage pertinent processes as a vital skill set for future endeavors. It is open to all registered UNC at Chapel Hill sophomores, juniors and seniors in good academic standing. Applicants for the SDLF fellowship will be selected on the basis of scholarship, campus and community participation, clarity in describing goals for the internship, sense of social responsibility, expressed desire to learn leadership strategies and the quality of recommendations submitted in support of the application. Through this fellowship experience, Carolina students will receive a unique, paid opportunity to cultivate leadership skills through mentorship and an independent study designed by the student and the Stone Center Director. Each fellowship is a 10-week commitment and provides students with access to building offices, staff, one-on-one time with the Director of the Stone Center and an opportunity to work with on-campus student organizations to increase levels of engagement in the programs and initiatives of the Stone Center. The application window has been extended through March 19, 2014.
To apply or for more information, please contact Chris Wallace at 919-962-7264 or email@example.com.
From January 21 through April 25, 2014 the photographic exhibition Re/Iterations of Resistance: Moments, Martyrs, Movements will be shown at the Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center.
The exhibition featuring photographs of people and places in social justice movements and moments in American History was curated by Stone Center Director, Joseph Jordan. “Each century in the history of the United States is indelibly marked by the actions of extraordinary individuals and communities that placed their lives and futures on the line in the pursuit of social justice “ says Jordan. “This exhibition is a meditation on the idea that ‘resistance to injustice’ and ‘the struggle for human rights’ are ennobling aspects of this nation’s history.”
An opening program for the exhibition will be held on Tuesday, January 21 at 7pm at the Stone Center. The opening is part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s annual Martin Luther King week commemoration and is free and open to the public. “Re/Iterations of Resistance: Moments, Martyrs, Movements” will be on exhibition through April 25, 2014.