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Chuck Stone

Walter Spearman Professor

School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Affiliated Faculty, Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies

Media and Political Commentator, Channel 14 News, Raleigh

Personal Data

Hometown Hartford, Conn.

Family Married to Louise Davis of Hampton, VA

Children: Krishna, Allegra, Charles, III

Service Record Flight/ Officer Navigator, World War II 1943-'45

Tuskeegee Airman in the U.S. Army Corps

Education A.B., Wesleyan University 1948

M.A., Sociology, University of Chicago 1951

Attended University of Connecticut Law School 1954-'55

Attended Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Philadelphia 1989-'91

Honorary Doctorates

L.H.D. (Doctor of Humane Letters) Winston Salem State Univ. 1999

LittD. (Doctor of Letters) Wesleyan University, CT 1995

L.H.D. (Doctor of Humane Letters) Pembroke State Univ., NC 1992

LittD. (Doctor of Letters) Rider College, NJ 1985

L.H.D. (Doctor of Humanities) Wilberforce University 1977

Educational Experience

Walter Spearman Professor, UNC at Chapel Hill 1991-present

Professor of English, University of Delaware 1985-1991

Fellow, John F. Kennedy School, Harvard University 1982

Visiting Lecturer, Bryn Mawr College's Graduate

School of Social Work and Social Research 1980

M. Lyle Spencer Visiting Professor,

Newhouse School of Communications, Syracuse University 1975

Director of Minority Research, Educational Testing Service 1970-1972

John T. Danforth Visiting Professor,

Political Science Department, Trinity College, CT 1969

Honors and Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award, National Society of Newspaper Columnists Thomas Jefferson Award, UNC at Chapel Hill 2002

(University's highest faculty award; first African American)

Distinguished Service in Journalism Award, University of Missouri

School of Journalism 1996

Lifetime Achievement Award, National Association of Black

Journalists 1995

Free Spirit Award, Freedom Forum 1994

Undergraduate Excellence-in-Teaching, UNC at Chapel Hill 1992

Lindback Foundation Excellence-in-Teaching, Univ. of Delaware 1989

Professional Experience

Senior Editor and Syndicated Columnist, Phila. Daily News 1972-1991

Host, Another Voice, PBS Minority Issues show 1978-1980

Ombudsman, St. Louis Post Dispatch 1977

Commentator, "The Today Show" 1969

Special Assistant, Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Chairman,

U.S. House Education and Labor Committee 1964-1967

Editor-in-chief, Chicago Daily Defender 1963-1964

Editor and White House Correspondent, Washington Afro-American


Editor, New York Age 1958-1960

Overseas Experience

German-American Institute and U.S. Embassy Amerika Haus: University

Lectures in Freiberg, Tubingen, Nurenburg, Munich and Frankfort 2002

Moscow State University: Lecturer on Global Censorship, April 2000

Five African Countries Reporting Tour, Phila. Daily News, June 1985-1995

Saratov State University: Lecturer in exchange program April 1993

Northern Ireland Reporting Tour for Phila. Daily News Oct. 1981

Overseas Representative, CARE, Egypt, Gaza and India 1956-1958

Books Published

Tell It Like It Is 1968 (collection of newspaper columns)

Black Political Power in America 1969 (university text book)

King Strut 1969 (novel)

Squizzy, the Black Squirrel 2003 (children's book on racial tolerance - with

Jeannie Jackson)

Contributing Author

The Black Power Revolt (Floyd Barbour) 1968

The New Era of Black Political Power (Roe, Rothman & Wilson) 1973

"Black Political Power in Carter Era," The Black Scholar, Jan-Feb. 1977

D.H. Lawrence Review, 1992; "The Censor-Morons of the World:

Ubiquitous Usurpers of the Four Literary Freedoms"

Books Completed to be Sent to Publishers

A Southerner Ahead of His Time: The Life and Works of Walter Spearman

Book in Progress: Constitutional Law: The Great Souls of Judicial Inconsistencies

(30 Supreme Court Landmark and Disastrous Decisions;

the Successess of Jehovah's Witnesses who prevailed in

eight of the eleven Supreme Court cases they initiated; the

Unsuccesses of Gays and Lesbians in four of five Supreme

Court; Excerpts of Canonical Eloquence in the Supreme

Court and Lower Court cases).

Research, Publications and Activities Relevant to Book in Progress

Course on "Censorship" (law, journalism, literature, and history)

taught at UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Delaware, and Harvard

North Carolina Law Review, 1993: "Thucydides's Law of History: From

Kearner, 1968-Hacker, 1998"

Lecturer, UNC Law School Annual Festival of Legal Learning

"Censorship's New Respectability and Acceptability" 1999

Lecturer on the Law of Libel, Temple Law School 1985

Panelist, Yale Law School with Ron Davenport, Dean, Duquesne Law

School, "Civil Rights and Supreme Court Changes," 1983

Panelist with four U.S. judges and three law school deans on program

commemorating 250th anniversary of the trial and acquittal of Editor

John Peter Zenger for libel; Philadelphia 1985

Service to the University Community

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Member, Board of Advisers, Center for Civil Rights, UNC Law School

Member, Board of Directors, North Carolina Writers Association

Founding Member, Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars

Board Member, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center

Member, Board of Directors, Carolina Club

Service to Journalism Profession

Founding president, National Association of Black Journalists

Consultant on editorial changes, The Seattle Times, Oct.-Nov. 1998

Expert witness in libel lawsuits, Time magazine; Fox TV Network;

Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News; Temple University

Paul Miller Distinguished Lecturer, Oklahoma State University, '99

Service to the Community

Member, Board of Directors, American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina

Member, Founding board member, Board of Directors, National Center for Fair

& Open Testing, Cambridge, Mass.

Speaker, President's Banquet, American College of Surgeons, 1999

Criminal Justice System Activities (Philadelphia, 1981-1991)

Seventy-Five murder suspects surrendered to be escorted to police.

Five hostages' release negotiated in a prison, bank, motel and two private homes

Named Honorary Federal Warden by U.S. Bureau of Prisons

Testified before U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy's Judiciary Subcommittee on "criminal three strikes" legislation