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. The Bunche Center is the result of the struggle by black students at […]continue reading
On April 13, 1964, Sidney Poitier made history by becoming the first African American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor. Poitier’s Oscar-wining performance in Lilies of the Field resonated nicely with the integrationist project of the times by promoting a carefully contained image of blackness, the “Good Negro.” This representation would flourish in film and television throughout the […]
August 20, 2014 – WGN 720′s commentator Patti Vasquez interviews Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt about the situation in Ferguson. Hunt provides in-depth analysis of the racial tension there. To listen to the podcast, Click Here. (Dr. Hunt’s interview starts 30 minutes into the piece.)
COME VISIT THE RALPH J. BUNCHE CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES LIBRARY AND MEDIA CENTER The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies Library and Media Center (LMC ) is one of the four ethnic studies libraries on campus. The LMC has print, multimedia, and archival materials relevant to African Americans and the diaspora, their institutions and achievements worldwide, […]
The Reel Black Men Film Festival is sponsored by the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center. The event showcases emerging African American male filmmakers. It also gives the audience an opportunity to discuss their work. For more information, Click Here. For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here. For previous posts about the Center’s Hollywood Advancement Project, […]
August 18, 2014 – Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, UCLA professor of law, executive director of the African American Policy Forum, and a Bunche Center affiliated scholar, discusses race and the legal implications of Ferguson on KPFK’s (Pacifica) Democracy Now. To listen to the program, Click Here. (Professor Crenshaw’s interview begins in the final 15 minute segment of the program.)
Scott Olson/Getty Images August 14, 2014 – Darnell Hunt, UCLA professor and director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies,discusses the protests in Ferguson which erupted following the shooting of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown. To read the full interview by Vox’s German Lopez, Click Here.
August 11, 2014 – In June, the UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies commenced its fourteenth and final Summer Humanities Institute (SHI). Funded through generous grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and University of California, Office of the President, the program caters to high-achieving students from historically under-represented groups in their junior and senior year, planning to pursue […]