Ralph Bunche: Hero for Justice

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14-Jul-2021 00:04:38
See how racism in Washington DC prompted Dr. Bunche to turn down an offer from the US State Department and instead pursue a career at the United Nations.

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(p)"This was one of my early experiences with the more subtle aspects of racial attitude," saysnbsp;African-American hero and United Nations legend Dr. Ralph Bunche, recalling a time his grandmother spoke out against racism he faced.(u)(/u)nbsp;(u)(/u)(/p)(p)(u)(/u)nbsp;(u)(/u)(/p)(p)A strong ally of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Bunche was the first African-American to win the Nobel Peace Prize and Dr. King the second. Beyond accolades, their legacy of solidarity endures.(u)(/u)nbsp;(u)(/u)(/p)(p)(u)(/u)nbsp;(u)(/u)(/p)(p)The two men held a landmark meeting in 1967, one year before the assassination of Dr. King. Hear from Andrew Young, who was present then as a young activist and went on to become the first African-American Ambassador from the United States to the United Nations.nbsp;(u)(/u)nbsp;(u)(/u)(/p)(p)(u)(/u)nbsp;(u)(/u)(/p)(p)See how racism in Washington DC prompted Dr. Bunche to turn down an offer from the US State Department and instead pursue a career at the United Nations.(u)(/u)nbsp;(u)(/u)(/p)(p)(u)(/u)nbsp;(u)(/u)(/p)(p)And learn how this pioneer peacemaker went from experiencing racism in his own life to blazing a trail of justice for others around the world.
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