About The Center

History & Mission

Bunche Center Mural (1970)

    The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, founded in 1969 as the Center for Afro-American Studies (CAAS), was renamed after Nobel Prize winner, scholar, activist, and UCLA alumnus Ralph J. Bunche in 2003, in commemoration of the centenary of his birth.   [slideshow_deploy id=’5672′]   The Bunche Center is the result of the struggle by black […]

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About the Center

Haines Hall, UCLA, Day

The Bunche Center is composed of five divisions, which report to the director: Research, Library and Media Center, Interdepartmental Degree Program, Publications, and Special Projects. The director, Darnell Hunt, reports to the Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division Claudia Mitchell-Kernan. RESEARCH Bunche Center research programs are designed to (1) expand the knowledge of the history, […]

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