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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Ralph Bunche Profile, Early Life, Education, Achievements



Nobel Peace Prize Winner Ralph Bunche Biography, Profile, Awards, Achievements

Ralph Bunche was born on 7th August 1904, USA. Bunche earned a master's degree in political science in 1928 and a doctorate in 1934. He was the first African American to gain a Ph.D. in political science from an American university. He published his first book, World View of Race, in 1936.

Ralph Bunche was the first African American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He received it for having arranged a cease-fire between Israelis and Arabs in 1948.

For his all rounding ability in athletes, University of California gave him the athletic scholarship using that he paid his fees. For personal expenses, he was working as by working as a janitor, a carpet-layer, and a seaman.

He completed his dissertation in 1934 with the distinctions and he was awarded the Toppan Prize for outstanding research in social studies. 

From 1936 to 1938, on a Social Science Research Council fellowship, he did postdoctoral research in anthropology at Northwestern University, the London School of Economics, and Capetown University in South Africa.

In his entire career, he has maintained strong ties with education. He has chaired the Department of Political Science at Howard University from 1928 till 1950. He was the member of New York City Board of Education (1958-1964). 

He was died on December 9, 1971, at age 68. 

Born: 7 August 1904, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 9 December 1971, New York Hospital, New York City, New York, United States
Spouse: Ruth Harris (m. 1930–1971)
Education: University of California, Los Angeles, MORE
Children: Ralph J. Bunche, Jr, Jane Johnson Bunche, Joan Harris Bunche


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