Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche

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An original vintage 1969 typed letter on United Nations headed paper WITH index card, both pieces clearly signed in ink by Ralph Bunche

INCLUDES original mailing envelope


From the wonderful Michael Pinchbeck collection. This amazing collection consisted of over 2000+ music / entertainment / sport / politics & pioneers autographs on index cards / books / letters & photographs. All obtained in-person and through the post by him for 50+ years between the 1950s-1990s. The majority are dedicated to him and date stamped. As part of his archiving, there are numerous letters that help support the history and provenance of his lifetime dedication to the hobby of autograph collecting. Date notation is April 11th 1969. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA   


11x9cm Index Card

23x14cm Letter




About Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche

RALPH BUNCHE d1971. American political scientist, diplomat and leading actor in the mid-20th-century decolonization process and US civil rights movement who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his late 1940s mediation in Israel. The first African American and first person of African descent to be awarded a Nobel Prize. He was involved in the formation and administration of the United Nations and played a major role in both the decolonization process and numerous peacekeeping operations sponsored by the UN. In 1963, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by John F Kennedy.  At the UN, he gained such fame that Ebony magazine proclaimed him "perhaps the most influential African American of the first half of the 20th century". He died in New York aged 68 on December 9th 1971 


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