Bunche at his desk at the United
Nations in 1966; the blur in the
foreground is a small U.N. flag.
One of UCLA’s most distinguished alumni, Ralph Johnson Bunche (1903-71) fought poverty and racism on his way to becoming one of the twentieth century’s leading peacemakers. The world honored him in 1950 with the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to reach a settlement between the Arabs and Israelis in the Middle East, but that was only one exceptional accomplishment in an extraordinary life dedicated to achieving harmony and equality among all people, regardless of nationality or race.
Part of an international celebration of the centenary of Bunche’s birth, this exhibit celebrates his remarkable legacy by focusing on his accomplishments in three main areas: as a student, a scholar, and a diplomat.
An accompanying physical exhibit is on view in the Charles E. Young Research Library through March 31, 2004.