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Professor Kenny Burrell, KCET Special

  On Thursday, March 8, 2012 , KCET will air a 90-minute special on Bunche Center-affiliated faculty member Kenny Burrell, UCLA Professor and Director of Jazz Studies.  The special, “Kenny Burrell:  Jazz Master and Mentor,” highlights Burrell’s outstanding career as a professional musician as well as his teaching and ongoing dedication to promoting jazz as […]

Bunche Chair Lecture

The Bunche Chair Lecture series was inaugurated in 2006 and is held most years to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Ralph J. Bunche. The Ralph J. Bunche Endowed Chair in International Studies (currently unfilled) was supported by a major donor and hundreds of alumni and community members in the name of one of the truly […]

TODAY!!! 2012 Thurgood Marshall Lecture

Please join us on April 4, 2012 for the 23rd Thurgood Marshall Lecture, 5:30 pm Covel Commons, UCLA.  This year we honor Clayborne Carson, Professor of History and Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University.  For more information on this year’s event and past lectures, please click HERE and […]

Black History Month 2012

Historian Carter G. Woodson initiated Black History Week in 1926.  In 1976, during our nation’s bicentennial, the annual celebration was expanded to a month.  A recent article in the Los Angeles Times explores a simmering controversy over the merits of Black History Month.  Some argue that relegating the celebration to just one month out of […]