Editor's Pick
The Caravan|September 2020
Editor's Pick
ON 23 SEPTEMBER 1950, the diplomat Ralph Bunche, seen here addressing the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The first black Nobel laureate, Bunche was awarded the prize for his efforts in ending the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.

A valedictorian both at his high school and at the University of California, Los Angeles—where he also played varsity basketball—Bunche worked several jobs to support his education. He earned a scholarship to Harvard and, besides founding the political-science department at Howard University, rose through the ranks of the state department during the Second World War.

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September 2020