Today in Black History: January 19, 1969 “UCLA Renames Building After Ralph J. Bunche”

On today in 1969, The University of California, Los Angeles, renamed their social science building in honor of alumnus Ralph Johnson Bunche. Bunche was an American political scientist, academic, and diplomat who received the Nobel Peace Prize. He is also the first African American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Bunche established the Howard University Political Science department and cofounded the National Negro Congress.

To learn more about Ralph J. Bunche, click here.

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