Module 5

The Insider/Activist
20 minutes

With Hitler's army preparing to invade Africa and wrest control of the continent and its raw materials from the colonial powers, Dr. Bunche, a top US expert on colonialism , is recruited by the OSS, the newly created US intelligence agency. Bunche sees this an opportunity to stop the advance of Nazi forces into Africa. However, Bunche's former Howard University colleagues attack him for abandoning the struggle for equal rights at home. This module shows how Bunche's experience working within the Washington establishment prepares him for the pioneering work he will pursue within the United Nations organization.