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Bunche, Ralph

From: "Lawrence D. Medcalf" (
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 21:55:14 -0800

Ralph Bunche (1904-1971) was an early US Diplomat, appointed by FDR as part
of the US Mission to the United Nations.  He was instrumental in brokering
the Peace accords between Israeli's and Arabs, and in 1950 he was awarded
the Nobel Peace Prize, the first African-American to ever receive that
honor,and the last before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  He was also an early
supporter of Dr. King, school desegregation efforts and the American Civil
Rights movement in general.

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