The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History

Sonja Haynes Stone Task Force ‘Stones’ South Building

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.

Organization: BCC Movement, Sonja Haynes Stone Task Force, Black Student Movement

Date: 9/13/1991

Document Type: Newspaper Article

Creator: Dawn Wilson

Document Collection: The Daily Tar Heel

Campus Space: The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History

Citation: Wilson, Dawn. “Task Force ‘Stones’ South Building.” The Daily Tar Heel. 13 September 1991. Page 3.