Ralph Bunche receives a Nobel Peace Prize

December 10

On December 10, 1950, American diplomat Ralph Bunche became the first African American to win a Nobel Peace Prize. 

Ralph Bunche was an influential U.S. diplomat during the 1940’s to 1950s. He was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to escalate tensions between Israel and Arab nations. 

Ralph Bunche died in 1971. He was 67 years old.


A&E Television Networks. (2010, February 9). American diplomat Ralph Bunche receives Nobel peace prize. History.com. Retrieved December 1, 2022, from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bunche-receives-nobel-peace-prize 

Robert. (1971, December 10). Dr. Bunche of U.N., Nobel winner, dies. The New York Times. Retrieved December 1, 2022, from https://www.nytimes.com/1971/12/10/archives/dr-bunche-of-un-nobel-winner-dies-dr-ralph-j-bunche-of-un-is-dead.html

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