Tribute to Raplh Bunche at United Nations Headquarters
A tribute to Dr. Ralph Bunche, former Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs at the United Nations, was held in front of the Chagall stained-glass window in the Secretariat building. The day had been designated as Ralph J. Bunche Day by Governor Rockefeller in a proclamation read by Jackie Robinson, co-chairman with Sidney Poitier for the event. Dr. Timothy W. Costello, former Deputy Mayor, presented a bronze medal, the City of New York's highest award, to Dr. Bunche's widow. Dr. Bunche's daughter Joan also attended the ceremony.