Document Description: When students returned to campus for the start of school year in late August 1991, they learned that Dr. Sonja Stone had died of a stroke on August 10th. As a mentor and friend to Black and white students alike, Stone’s death resulted in an outpouring of emotion from across the campus, which fixated in the BCC. By the beginning of September, students had turned their grief into action, organizing for three goals: the renaming of the Black Cultural Center in honor of Dr. Stone; an endowed chair named for Dr. Stone; and a free-standing building for the Black Cultural Center. Carrying styrofoam “stones” up to the steps of South Building was one of the actions organized by the newly formed Sonja Haynes Stone Task Force.
Document Type: Newspaper Article
Creator: Dawn Wilson
Document Collection: The Daily Tar Heel