RALEIGH, N.C. — Charles Sumner “Chuck” Stone Jr., a celebrated North Carolina journalist and educator, has died. He was 89.
WTVD-TV reported that Stone was one of the founding Presidents of the National Association of Black Journalists, and in 1991, he became the Walter Spearman Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Stone taught censorship and magazine writing while at UNC and won Excellence in Teaching on more than one occasion. Stone retired in 2004.
Over his career, he received six honorary doctorates and multiple awards and citations including Distinguished Service in Journalism Award, National Association of Black Journalists Lifetime Achievement Award and Free Spirit Award, The Freedom Forum.
Stone is survived by his children Krishna Stone, Allegra Stone, Charles S. Stone III, grandchild Parade Stone and by his sisters Madalene Seymour and Irene Gordy.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chuck Stone Citizen of the World fund held at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication Foundation of North Carolina, Inc.