Through archival photos, newsreel footage, and interviews with family, friends, colleagues, and historians, presents the life of the legendary African American scholar-turned-statesman. Ralph Bunche was one of the founders of the United Nations and received the Nobel Peace Prize for mediating in Palestine. He also made important contributions to the decolonization of the world and human rights in America. Narrated by Sidney Poitier. Based on the biography by Sir Brian Urquhart.