Collection Number: 40502

Collection Title: Southeastern Black Press Institute Records, 1976-1979

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 200 items)
Abstract The Southeastern Black Press Institute was founded by Sonja Haynes Stone in 1977 as a demonstration project of the Curriculum in African and Afro-American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The project provided support to the black press in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Washington D.C., chiefly through technical assistance and leadership training for future journalists. Southeastern Black Press Institute Records, 1976-1979, consist of advisory board minutes and communications, correspondence, reports, photographs, financial records, and print ephemera. Materials document grant activities reported to the Rockefeller Foundation, communications within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, outreach to the black press community and to educators and students who might be interested in the summer journalism program and newspaper internships. Also of note is a letter from Stone to the African Heritage Studies Association in which she sought support for her tenure appeal, citing the project as an example of the value and potential of Afro-American Studies as a discipline and as a bridge to the black community.
Creator Southeastern Black Press Institute.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Southeastern Black Press Institute Records #40502, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Joseph Jordan and Sonja Haynes Stone Center in October 2019 (RT 20191018.1).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Southeastern Black Press Institute (SBPI) was founded in 1977 as a demonstration project of the Curriculum in African and Afro-American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The project provided support to the black press in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Washington D.C., chiefly through technical assistance and leadership training for future journalists. Sonja Haynes Stone, the director of the Curriculum in African and Afro-American Studies, secured a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to plan and launch the project.

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The Southeastern Black Press Institute Records, 1976-1979, consist of advisory board minutes and communications, correspondence, reports, photographs, financial records, and print ephemera. Materials document grant activities reported to the Rockefeller Foundation, communications within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, outreach to the black press community and to educators and students who might be interested in the summer journalism program and newspaper internships. Also of note is a letter from Stone to the African Heritage Studies Association in which she sought support for her tenure appeal, citing the project as an example of the value and potential of Afro-American Studies as a discipline and as a bridge to the black community.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Nancy Kaiser and Gillian McCuistion, November 2019

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, November 2019

Since August 2017, we have added ethnic and racial identities for individuals and families represented in collections. To determine identity, we rely on self-identification; other information supplied to the repository by collection creators or sources; public records, press accounts, and secondary sources; and contextual information in the collection materials. Omissions of ethnic and racial identities in finding aids created or updated after August 2017 are an indication of insufficient information to make an educated guess or an individual's preference for identity information to be excluded from description. When we have misidentified, please let us know at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu.

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