Ralph Johnson Bunche (August 7, 1904 - December 9, 1971) was an American political scientist and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his late 1940s mediation in Palestine. He was the first person of color to be so honored in the history of the Prize. He was involved in the formation and administration of the United Nations.
The Bunche Hall on the campus of the University of California in Los Angeles, one of numerous locations commemorating Ralph Bunche, was established already in his lifetime. Originally, the inscription near his bust at the entrance read "Ralph Bunche (1904- )".
In the home timeline, when Bunche died in 1971, the inscription was completed to read "Ralph Bunche (1904-1971)".