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Ralph Bunche an American Odyssey with Pastor Dante R. Quick
Wednesday, October 2 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM| $10
Doors open 6PM | Show 7PM
General Admission: $10
Ralph Johnson Bunche (1903-1971) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950 for forming an armistice in the Middle East. As a Howard University professor he studied decolonization and as second in command at the United Nations worked to dismantle it. After a traumatic childhood Dr. Bunche came to California at age 13 with his grandmother, Lucy Taylor Johnson as part of the Great Migration of African Americans. Throughout his life Dr. Bunche was called upon to solve the world’s most complex problems while experiencing the stress of being a successful Black man in the United States and trauma in his own family.
Reverend Danté R. Quick holds degrees from Morehouse College, Princeton University and a doctorate from the Graduate Theological Union, University of California at Berkeley. His studies are focused on the theology of Howard Thurman and the political philosophy of Ralph Bunche. Dr. Quick will introduce the film and lead a post show discussion with Q & A about this complex, fascinating man. Rarely shown on the big screen this film was a 10 year effort by pioneering African American filmmaker William Greaves and Louise Archambault Greaves. Narrated by Sidney Poitier.