Center for Leadership
of Color : Education, Inequality, and Black Leadership in the
Twenty - First Century
William Greaves Speaks On the Legacy of Ralph Bunche
Greaves, producer, director, and screenwriter for the
"Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey," was the first
speaker for the Weissman Center for Leadership and the Liberal
Arts series entitled "Geographies of Color: Education,
and Black Leadership in the Twenty-First Century."
discussed Ralph Bunche's work with the United Nations
negotiate international peace.
efforts were acknowledged in 1950 when he received the Nobel
Peace Prize for the armistice agreement he helped broker between
Israel and Arab states.He is still recognized today as an
international mediator who worked toward global equality.
grew up in Detroit, Michigan in an interracial neighborhood.
He later attended the University of California in Los Angeles
on an athletic scholarship and Harvard University where
graduated with a degree in political science at age twenty-five.
Greaves highlighted Bunche's achievements in his film which
premiered at Sundance Film Festival and later aired on Public
Broadcasting System (PBS). Greaves began his film career when
he acted at the American Negro Theatre (1940-1951) in Harlem,
NY. He later moved into film, producing documentaries.
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