WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily Black History Month feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14: RALPH BUNCHE
Profile America for the 14th day of Black History Month. One of the nation's most honored diplomats — Ralph Bunche — once sold newspapers to help his family put food on the table. During World War II, he had key intelligence assignments, and in the state and war departments. He is perhaps best known for negotiating an Arab-Israeli truce in Palestine in 1949, an achievement that earned him the Nobel Peace Prize. Ambassador Bunche helped establish the United Nations and became U.N. Under Secretary-General in 1968. An honor student, Bunche maintained close ties with higher education for his entire life, teaching at Howard and Harvard universities. Now, there are 2.5 million African-Americans in colleges across the nation, roughly twice the figure 25 years ago. This special edition of Profile America is a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
U.S. Census Bureau, Facts for Features, CB11-FF.01
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). For further information, contact Rick Reed: 301-763-2812; fax: 301-763-3762; or e-mail: rreed-at-census.gov.
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau