Module 2

The Making of a Scholar/Activist 
40 minutes

In this episode, Ralph Bunche pursues post-graduate studies, earning a master's degree in political science from Harvard which, in 1928, launches his extraordinary 13-year teaching career at Howard University. At Howard, Bunche becomes increasingly active in the struggle against racial and economic injustice. This module shows Bunche and his colleagues at Howard engaged in the social, political and economic challenges of the period - the Great Depression, the rise of fascism, the outbreak of WWII and the debate about racism among Black intellectuals that continues to this day.