Remembering Ralph Bunche, a civil rights leader and maker of international peace.

This is a great article of knowledge from a fellow blogger of SW Florida.

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Ralph Bunche in 1963 at the Civil Rights March on Washington. Internet photo. Ralph Bunche in 1963 at the Civil Rights March on Washington. Internet photo.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

Ralph Bunche (1903-1971) reminds me of Paul Robeson because both were involved in the civil rights struggle for African-Americans long before the “Civil Rights Movement” actually began. Bunche wrote books about that subject and he became the first black to win a Nobel Peace Prize–he won the award in 1950 for his work in Palestine during the ’40’s. He grew up in Los Angeles, graduated UCLA summa cum laude, and received his Ph.D. from Harvard.

During WWII he worked for the OSS (the precursor of the CIA) and he also was instrumental in the formation of the United Nations. For over 20 years he was the chairman of Political Science at Howard University.

In 1963 he marched with Martin Luther King on the occasion of the “I Have a Dream” speech. He also…

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