Full Name: Ralph Bunche
Profession: Diplomat and Nobel Laureate
Why Famous: Received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his late 1940s mediation in Palestine, making him the first African American and person of color to be so honored in the history of the prize. He was involved in the formation and administration of the United Nations, and was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President John F. Kennedy.
- 1930-06-23 Diplomat Ralph Bunche (25) weds Ruth Harris
- 1944-01-04 Ralph Bunche appointed 1st Negro official in US State Department
- 1950-09-27 Dr Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize