Who was the first African American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize? The answer is Ralph Bunche. As the United Nations Undersecretary General, Bunche successfully negotiated armistice agreements between Israel and four neighboring nations, and developed peacekeeping strategies and operations around the globe. In a documentary on his extraordinary life, Bunche’s resolution and mediation strategies are being used among street gangs in Los Angeles. Award-winning filmmaker William Greaves shares some illuminating insights into Bunche’s life and career. (2704)
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