Chuck Stone Papers, 1931-2007 and undated

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Chuck Stone Papers, 1931-2007 and undated

Chuck Stone Papers, 1931-2007 and undated

Charles Sumner (Chuck) Stone is a prominent African-American journalist, with a career spanning from his early days at the (1958-1959) to his position as editor and columnist at the (1972-1991). Between 1965 and 1967 he was special assistant and press secretary to New York representative Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. He served as mediator between the police and suspected criminals for over 20 years, most notably in his negotiation of the Graterford Prison hostage crisis in 1981. He is the author of multiple books, from political analyses to a novel about his time with Powell and (in 2003) a children's book. He was also an educator for many years, as Professor of English at the University of Delaware from 1985-1991 and Walter Spearman Professor of Journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill from 1991 to 2005, when he retired. New York Age Philadelphia Daily News The collection contains clippings, correspondence, writings, scrapbooks, photographs, research files, and printed materials pertaining to the life and career of Chuck Stone. The papers span the years 1931-2007 and document Stone's journalism career and writings, his political career and relationship with Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and his role as an educator.

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