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 […]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 […]
This event is one of several hosted by BLACK ENTERPRISE and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with the intent of bringing together academic, government, and business leaders to provide America’s students at the K-12 and postsecondary levels with quality education, the opportunity to fully complete their academic studies, and the chance to gain the skills and receive guidance […]
The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies and affiliated faculty have been featured in news media in Los Angeles, throughout the nation, and around the globe. Please find a sampling of links to this news coverage below. Bunche Center in the News November 18, 2013 – Darnell Hunt, professor of sociology and […]
On November 25th and 26th, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, and the Department of Ethnomusicology present two evenings of jazz. On Monday, November 25, 2013 at 7:00pm in UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall, UCLA jazz combos featuring student ensembles will perform, with special guests, the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble. On Tuesday, November […]
Winston C. Doby was a former Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UCLA, Vice President for Student Affairs in the UC Office of the President, and a staunch advocate for student diversity and access. Dr. Doby was a longtime advisor and supporter of the Bunche Center.
All-day parking ($12) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lots 2, 3 or 4 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues). UCLA is smoke-free and tobacco-free. The use of cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and all other tobacco products, as well as electronic cigarettes, will be prohibited on UCLA’s campus […]
TODAY AT NOON! Bunche Center Authors’ Series Presents GAYE THERESA JOHNSON Associate Professor Department of Black Studies University of California, Santa Barbara who will discuss and sign her book Spaces of Conflict, Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spatial Entitlement in Los Angeles THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013 Library & Media Center – Haines Hall […]