Ralph Johnson Bunche, Jr . — son of Nobel Prize winner, race scholar, activist, and UCLA alumnus Dr. Ralph J. Bunche — passed away on October 5, 2016. In 2003, Bunche gave his blessing to name what was then known simply as the Center for African American Studies after his famous father. Bunche (in the center of the image, under a LeRoy Neiman portrait of his father) was a supporter of the Center’s research, particularly the College Access Project for African Americans, which examined equity and access issues for African Americans in higher education. His New York Times obituary can be found HERE.