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
2014-2015 The academic year 2014-15 is significant for a number of reasons. Not only does it mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 45th anniversary of the Bunche Center’s founding, but it also features key anniversaries for some important entertainment milestones associated with the Center’s most recent research initiative, the Race and Hollywood Project. […]
Photo Credit: Screenrant.com September 3, 2015 – KPCC talks with UCLA Sociology Professor and Bunche Center Director Darnell Hunt about racially charged comments by the author of the upcoming James Bond novel, “Trigger Mortis.” Author Anthony Horowitz created a controversy by saying that actor Idris Elba is “too street” to play James Bond. To listen to the full interview, Click […]
Above Photo: William Widmer August 28, 2015 – Darnell Hunt, Bunche Center Director and Chair of Sociology, is quoted in an ESPN article which explores inequality and progress 10 years after Katrina. To read the full story, Click Here. Featured Photo: Reuters/Lee Celano
Ghost in the House The Life and Times of Jack Johnson SCHOENBERG HALL UCLA 10/9/15-10/11/15 Presented by Opening Minds Productions in Conjunction with the UCLA Black Alumni Association For VIP tickets, group tickets and sponsorship packages, including advertising in the program, visit http://www.ghostinthehouse.org/ or for additional information, Click Here.
Don’t Miss The 2015 UCLA Black Convocation! Mark Your Calendars To download the flyer, Click Here.
UCLA California Reading and Literature Project – Call for Proposals on African American Student Achievement
August 18, 2015 – The UCLA California Reading and Literature Project invites you to participate in The Open Door Series: African American Student Achievement, to be held October 17, 2015. See the link below for further details about the conference and instructions on how to become a presenter. This Share your knowledge and practices and engage in active discussion with […]
August 18, 2015 – I join the Bunche Center in my tribute to one of the finest civil rights leaders of the contemporary era. Julian Bond was a giant figure who championed human rights throughout his long and distinguished life. I had the pleasure of knowing him personally. As a young civil rights movement activist, I had the good fortune of […]
August 17, 2015 – Former N.A.A.C.P. Chairman, Julian Bond, died on August 15th in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He was 75. Bond was a lifelong champion of equality and civil rights, serving on the board and as chair of the N.A.A.C.P. He was also a founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and a magnetic figure of the 1960s Civil […]
August 11, 2015 – Robin D.G. Kelley, Distinguished Professor of History, Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in United States History, and Bunche Center affiliated faculty member, writes an op-ed piece about the 50th Anniversary of the Watts Rebellion in today’s Los Angeles Times. To read the piece, Click Here. Feature image photo credit: CNN
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July 8, 2015 – Racial injustice isn’t just a concern on the home front. In spring 2015, Paul Von Blum, Sr. Lecturer in Communications and African American Studies, and a Bunche Center affiliated faculty member, took the discussion overseas. Von Blum was invited by Masaryk University in the Czech Republic to talk about racism in the U.S., the Civil Rights […]