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ABOUT RALPH JOHNSON BUNCHE

 
Ralph J. Bunche
 
  • Born on August 7, 1904, in Detroit, Michigan
  • Attended UCLA, Harvard, Northwestern, and the London School of Economics
  • Was a political scientist and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his 1940s mediation in Palestine; was the first man of color to be awarded the Nobel Prize.
  • He was involved in the formation and administration of the United Nations and in 1963, received the Medal of Freedom from President John F. Kennedy.
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