Date of Birth: 08/07/1904
Place of Birth: Detroit
Citizenship: United States
Born on August 7, 1904 in Detroit, Michigan, in the barber family. From an early age, in addition to the primary school, moonlighting as a seller of newspapers in the streets of Los Angeles. His nezuaryadnye talents demonstrated in school, won the Olympic Games in history and English. In high school it. Jefferson, Los Angeles became famous as a speaker and athlete. The latter helped him get a scholarship for athletes, which covered his expenses for studying in the University of California, and to feed himself, he had to earn a watchman. In 1927 he graduated with honors with a degree in "international relations." After receiving a scholarship from Harvard University and a thousand dollars collected by the African-American community in Los Angeles, he began to study political science. In 1928 he received a master`s degree. In 1932-1933 with the help of scholarships Rosenwald conducted research in Africa, comparing French rule in Togoland and Dahomey (1975 - Benin). In 1934 his dissertation was awarded the prize as an outstanding research in sociology. In 1936-1938 was engaged in post-Candidate`s research at the University of Norvest, London School of Economics and the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
Throughout his career, Bunche was closely associated with teaching, managing and teaching and administrative positions at various American universities and colleges (from a professor and head of the department to the board member).
He was a prominent figure in the movement to protect human rights. Together with the Swedish sociologist Gunnar Myrdal, he took part in the famous Carnegie Foundation study on the situation of blacks in America, published in 1944 under the name "American dilemma