Cover letter to Mr. Floyd C. Covington, executive director of the Los Angeles branch of the National Urban League, from Ralph Bunche (staff member, Carnegie-Myrdal Study of the Negro in America). Bunche introduces the Carnegie Corporation which is sponsoring the survey on the status of the Negro in American life. Bunche requests that Covington please take the time to answer the questionnaire.
Bunche was born in Detroit, MI, on Aug. 7, 1904; AB, UCLA, 1927; AM, 1928, and Ph.D, 1934, Harvard Univ.; professor at Howard Univ. from 1929-1950, and at Harvard, 1950-1952; in 1948 joined Permanent Secretariat of UN; undersecretary for special political affairs, UN, 1958-67; became undersecretary general in 1968; awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 1950; died in NY, on Dec. 9, 1971.