Ralph Bunche

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Birthday
7, 1904
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
Death Date
Dec 9, 1971 (67)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
7, 1904
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
Death Date
Dec 9, 1971 (67)

About

American political scientist, academic, and diplomat who, in 1950, became the first African American to win the Nobel Peace Prize for his mediation in Palestine. He also participated and played an active role in the formation of the United Nations.

Before Fame

He was the valedictorian of his class at Jefferson High School before attending UCLA.

Trivia

He participated in the 1963 March on Washington, where Martin Luther King gave his 'I Have a Dream' speech.

Family Life

His parents were Fred and Olivia Agnes Bunche, a barber and amateur musician.

Associated With

He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from John F. Kennedy in 1963.