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Who was the first Black American to win the Nobel Peace Prize?

  • He was born in the slums of Detroit.
  • In 1950, he was was the first black person named to the faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard, when he became professor of government.
  • Other blacks who have received Nobel Prizes are Martin Luther King Jr. (the youngest black so honored) in 1964, Albert J. Luthuli of South Africa in 1960, Desmond Tutu in 1984, and Nelson Mandela in 1993.
  • In 1968, he became undersecretary general of the United Nations.

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