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Bunche, Ralph J. (Ralph Johnson), 1904-1971

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Personal name headingBunche, Ralph J. (Ralph Johnson), 1904-1971
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Variant(s)Bunche, Ralph Johnson, 1904-1971
Other standard no.Q213500
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date19040807
Death date19711209
Place of birthDetroit (Mich.)
Place of deathNew York (N.Y.)
AffiliationUniversity of California, Los Angeles Harvard University United Nations Howard University
Profession or occupationDiplomats Political scientists Civil rights workers Nobel Prize winners
Found inA world view of race ... 1936.
NUCMC data from Moorland-Spingarn Research Center for Mrs. Ralph J. Bunche interview, 1973 Mar. 8 (widow of Dr. Ralph J. Bunche)
Wikipedia, viewed Mar. 25, 2013 (Ralph Bunche; Ralph Johnson Bunche; born Aug. 7, 1903 (disputed) or 1904 in Detroit, Michigan; died Dec. 9, 1971 in New York City; American political scientist, academic, and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his late 1940s mediation in Palestine. He was the first African American and person of color to be so honored in the history of the prize. He was involved in the formation and administration of the United Nations and in 1963, was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President John F. Kennedy. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and graduated summa cum laude in 1927 as the valedictorian of his class; at Harvard University, he earned a doctorate in political science. For more than two decades, Bunche served as chair of the Department of Political Science at Howard University)
The Oxford Companion to United States History, accessed January 2, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Bunche, Ralph J; social historian, civil rights activist, diplomat, Nobel Prize Winner, political scientist; born 07 August 1904 in Detroit, Michigan, United States; graduated from University of California at Los Angeles (1927); earned PhD from Harvard University (1934); founded the political science department at Howard University, where he taught (1928-1950); served in State Department (1944-1946), helped draft the United Nations (UN) charter; served as a high-ranking UN official (1946-1971); won the Nobel Peace Prize (1950) for negotiating agreements between Israel and its Arab neighbors; actively supported the early civil rights movement, marching with Martin Luther King Jr. (1965), but criticized King's anti-Vietnam War position (1967); died 09 December 1971 in New York, New York, United States)