Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies
Named after Nobel Peace Prize winner, scholar, activist, and UCLA alumnus Ralph J. Bunche, the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies develops and strengthens African American studies through research, academic programs, the Ralph J. Bunche Library and Media Center, special projects, and publications.
• Expand the knowledge of the history, lifestyles, and sociocultural systems of people of African descent
• Investigate problems that affect the psychological, social, and economic wellbeing of people of African descent
• Advance multidisciplinary research spanning the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, and several professional schools
• Administer four competitive scholarship programs that provide support to students pursuing Afro-American studies and other disciplines
• Maintain a library of specialized information services for UCLA faculty, students, staff, researchers, and the local community
• Present cultural and scholarship programming