A Series of 12 TEACHING VIDEO MODULES on the life and legacy of Dr. Ralph Bunche is now available to schools, colleges, universities, libraries and other educational and cultural institutions.
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The release of the series by William Greaves Productions coincided with the centenary of Ralph Bunche’s birth in 2004, celebrated in various cities across the country. Based on the award-winning documentary film, RALPH BUNCHE: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY, that premiered on PBS in 2001, the series offers a more comprehensive, in-depth look at Ralph Bunche’s life and legacy, including a number of important areas not covered in the 2-hour PBS program.

Each module in the series focuses on a particular theme, time period or major development in Ralph Bunche’s career as scholar, educator, statesman, civil and human rights activist, international peacemaker and world-wide celebrity. Like the flagship documentary, the series is narrated by SIDNEY POITIER and is based on the biography by SIR BRIAN URQUHART. The producer is the award-winning filmmaker, WILLIAM GREAVES.

With a running time of between 20 and 40 minutes each, the modules are ideal for classroom viewing. They can be used to teach social studies at the high school level or to teach college level courses in US and World history, political science, international relations, peace and conflict management, and African American, civil rights and human rights studies.

Major funding for the series provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Ford Foundation and Camille and William H. Cosby, Jr.