Ralph Bunche was the first African-American to be honored with a Nobel Peace Prize. Ralph was a political scientist, academic, and diplomat. He received the prize in 1950 for his work on mediation in Israel in the late 1940s. He was also involved in the formation and administration of the United Nations. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
Ralph was born in 1903. He was the son of Frederick Douglass Bunche.
Ralph was born 7 August 1903 according to some sources. Others give the year as 1904.
↑ "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLDN-QS5 : accessed 8 February 2018), Ralph Bunch in household of Fred Bunch, Toledo Ward 8, Lucas, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 109, sheet 3B, family 59, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1209; FHL microfilm 1,375,222.