Module 1

Early Years, Early Influences
24 minutes

Early Years, Early Influences recounts the triumphs and tragedies of Ralph Bunche's childhood during the first two decades of the 20th century. The Johnson family's belief in justice, self-empowerment and race pride forms the character of the boy who grows up to be one of the 20th century's most influential statesman, a world-renown mediator, scholar, human rights activist and the first person of color to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Educators will welcome this segment about a young African American who triumphs over racial and economic obstacles through the determined pursuit of excellence and scholarship.