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A Hero of U.S. Diplomacy: Dr. Ralph J. Bunche (1904-1971)
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Dr. Ralph J. Bunche was a pioneering African American diplomat who shaped some of the most remarkable moments in the twentieth century.  Dr. Ralph Bunche as a civil rights activist Born in the era of segregation and Jim Crow, Dr. Bunche spent his life engaged as a civil rights activist in the United States while…

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2020 Artifact Highlights National Museum of American Diplomacy
Our Favorite Artifact Acquisitions of 2020
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For the National Museum of American Diplomacy, building our artifact collection has always involved a focus on both the past and the present. Collecting has focused on not only documenting historical events and individuals, but also the work being done by diplomats today. For 2020, as historic events shook the world, “collecting the present” took…

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From left to right: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Dr. Kal Raustiala, Dr. Ravi Perry, Ralph J. Bunche III
Honoring Dr. Ralph J. Bunche as a Hero of U.S. Diplomacy
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On Thursday February 27, the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute hosted a “Heroes of U.S. Diplomacy” panel at NMAD to honor Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, a pioneering African American diplomat who shaped some of the most remarkable moments in the twentieth century. NMAD Director Mark Kane opened the program by welcoming guests and thanking the…

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African American History Month
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Honoring African American Trailblazers in Diplomacy These African American pioneers shaped American history. Read on to discover more about trailblazing ambassadors, influential activists, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Ambassador David Bolen First African American Ambassador beyond the Iron Curtain U.S. diplomat, Olympic athlete, United States Air Force WWII veteran, and University of Colorado Boulder…

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Ambassador Horace Dawson speaks to attendee, a retired Foreign Service Officer.
African American Trailblazers in Diplomacy
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On February 28, the National Museum of American Diplomacy, hosted a panel discussion about five trailblazing African American diplomats: Ebenezer Bassett, Ralph Bunche, Edward Dudley, Patricia Roberts Harris, and Mabel Murphy Smythe.  Hosted in conjunction with the Thursday Luncheon Group, the Carl T. Rowen Chapter of Blacks in Government, Appalachian State University, and Mr. James T.…

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