Dr. Ralph Johnson Bunche “Commemorating The Man, The Institution, The Great Example of Our Time” 2003 – 2004 The University of the West Indies (Mona)
Mrs. Ralph Bunche was in Detroit in 1972 for the unveiling of a historical placque marking the birthplace of her late husband on Detroit's lower east side.
Bunche's two daughters, Joan, left, and Jane, students at Westtown School in Westtown, Pa., in 1949.
Despite his world status, Bunche and his family were not immune to racial bigotry. In 1959, Bunche and his son, Ralph Jr. were told by the president of New York's West Side Tennis Club that they could not join the club because it did not accept Negroes or Jews as members.
Ralph Bunche and Eleanor Roosevelt, widow of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, act as jurors to select the most acceptable color for the first anthropologically correct black doll in New York in 1951.
Bunche was an outstanding athlete at UCLA, playing basketball, football and baseball.
Bunche, right, at a table with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Adlai Stevenson and Mrs. Rudolph Bing, wife of the Metropolitan Opera's general manager, at the opening of the Met's 79th season in 1963.
Dr. Ralph Bunche, left, and UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold confer in Leopoldville, the Congo, in 1960. Bunche was trying to pave the way for UN troops to enter the breakaway province of Katanga during the Congo Republic's bloody civil war.
Ralph Bunche chairing the signing of the Egyptian-Israeli Armistice Agreement in Rhodes, Hotel des Roses, Island of Rhodes, 24 February 1949
Ralph Bunche ActingU.N. Mediator for PalestinePalais de Chaillot, Paris, 19 Oct. 1948
Dr. Martin Luther King, Mrs. King, and Dr. Ralph Bunche at the UN headquartersUnited Nations, NY, 4 December 1964
Ralph Bunche, Principal Director of the Division of Trusteeship and Mr. Japhet Kirito, member of the Wa-Meru Tribe from Central African Trust Territory.United Nations NY 21 July 1952
Ralph Bunche with members of his staff of the Africa Research Section of OSS (1944)
Ralph Bunche with President Lyndon B. Johnson and Secretary General U. Thant
Acceptance Speech at Nobel Presentation CeremonyOslo, Norway December 10, 1950
The End “However, his Legacy lives on.”