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March 31, 1^2
Speakers Honor Stone, Call for Free-standing BCC at Ceremony
By Lee Richardson
Promoting understanding and
awareness of African Americans at
the University is the mission of the
Sonja Haynes Stone Black Cultural
Center, said education professor
The 4-year-old BCC was
crowded and forced some of the
more than 120 observers to stand
outside the room and in the Student
Union hallway. As members of the
BCC Advisory Board and friends
and family of the late professor
Stone came to the podium, the
audience listened attentively. Some
spoke of Stone’s dedication and
integrity, and others gave their
thoughts on a free-standing building
for the BCC.
Margo Crawford, the center’s
director, discussed the many
programs produced by the center.
Outgoing Black Student Movement
President, Amie Epps, dedicated
the spiritual hymn,
“His Eye is on the
Sparrow” to Stone,
a professor of
Studies and civil
President Matt Heyd
and others spoke of
the legacy of social
justice Stone had left
in her wake.
Stone’s mother, Doris Haynes, praised 1
Lynch of White Rock Baptist
Church, Stone’s home church in
Durham, delivered a fiery message
about the influence of money on
The controversy surrounding the
drive for a free-standing BCC
surfaced in Lynch’s presentation as
well as in those of members of the
student coalition pushing for this
goal. Senior Trish Merchant noted
See SPEAKERS, Page 10
its ndiiibig of the Sonja Haynes Stone Black C^tufal Center, March 27
Chancellor Paul Hardin points out members of the University
Board of Trustees in the audience. Whatever site is chosen for
a BCC, It will forever retain Stone’s name, he said.
Delores Jordan says her son, NBA standout
Michael, would have liked a BCC when he
attended UNC. He told her, “Mama, we need it.
Stone’s minister, Rev. Lorenzo Lynch, preaches against the influence of
money in the naming of educational institutions. Money should not “sway
the day,” he said.
Stone’s father. Wendell Haynes and her son, Bobby, came from Durham and New Jersey,
respectively to attend the ceremony. Bobby is enrolled at Rutgers University.
BSM President Amie Epps and Trish Merchant spoke. Actually, Epps sang “His Eyes Are on the
Sparrow,” in honor of Stone.
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