Module 3

A Black Scholar Investigates Colonialism
26 minutes

Dr. Bunche's early studies and writings on colonialism, in particular his ground-breaking 1936 essay, A World View of Race, are the focus of this module. It follows Bunche throughout Africa and around the world as he observes and records the impact of colonialism on indigenous societies and cultures. - a phenomenon he looks at from the unique perspective of an African American scholar. This experience has a lasting impact on Dr. Bunche's world view and prepares him for his future job as head of the Trusteeship Division of the United Nations.