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U.S. History Topics » Ethnic Groups » African Americans

Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey

examines the life and legacy of this mediator and U.N. diplomat who was the first person of color anywhere in the world to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. (ETV Endowment of South Carolina, National Endowment for the Humanities)

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Interesting Fact:

Ralph Bunche's successful negotiation of four armistice agreements that ended the first Arab-Israeli war in 1949, proved that the United Nations could fulfill its peacekeeping mandate. This was the first major challenge faced by the UN, and a great deal was at stake for the new international organization.
Photo of Bunche standing in front of the United Nations' building

Mr. UN

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