Document Description: In 1979, Dr. Sonja Stone, head of the curriculum in African-American studies, was denied tenure, despite her many qualifications and achievements. When her tenure appeal went before a committee of the University’s Board of Trustees in 1979, 200 students marched from South Building to the Morehead Planetarium where they lined the hallways and stairs just outside of the meeting. In July 1980, votes by the UNC Board of Governors granted tenure and promotion to Stone.
Organization: Black Student Movement
Document Type: Photograph
Document Collection: John Kenyon Chapman Papers, 1969-2009
Citation: Students Protest Sonja Stone Tenure Decision Photograph, 30 November 1979 in the John Kenyon Chapman Papers #5441, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.