The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History

Tim Minor on the responsibility of alumni to support current Black students

Excerpt Description: Tim Minor explains his interest in learning from current Black students what they need from alumni to build a space or fundraise for an issue.

Interviewee Name: Tim Minor

Interviewer: Charlotte Fryar

Excerpt Transcript: “I’d be interested in learning from students what they want, from minority students, from black students what they feel it could be purposed for because, again, I think our responsibility as alumni of this university, of the university, is to make sure that we support it in so that it fulfills not only its mission, but it makes the experience of the students there now even better than the experiences that we had. And so I don’t think it’s necessarily up to us to come up with the idea. I’d give that to the students and the leaders of the campus, the faculty or those who are mentoring opportunities that if there’s something that can be done that they come up with the ideas and then charge the fundraisers with the job of going to get it funded and talking with the alumni that can help do those types of things.”

Organization: Black Student Movement, BCC Movement, Sonja Haynes Stone Center Advisory Board

Excerpt Length: 1:06

Interview Date: 3/7/2017

Interview Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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

Citation:  Interview with Tim Minor by Charlotte Fryar, 7 March 2017, in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.