COMING 2024

RALPH BUNCHE SCHOOL RENOVATION

A RICH AND LASTING LEGACY

Learn more about the Ralph Bunche School and the Ralph Bunche Alumni Association.

BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT

The Visualize and Rize Foundation is proud to announce the revitalization of the Ralph Bunche School, a project in collaboration with King George County and the Ralph Bunch Alumni Association. The irreplaceable Ralph Bunche High School is a monument to the long struggle for educational equality and racial justice in the United States.

Dedicated on September 2, 1949, Ralph Bunche High School played an early and important role in the struggle for school desegregation, civil rights and equality that followed in the years after in the United States.

Today, the Ralph Bunche Alumni Association advocates for transforming the former school building into a vibrant venue to accommodate a museum gallery, meeting spaces and more. This venue would also help address the community’s existing social needs and memorialize the school’s historical significance.

OUR VISION FOR THE RALPH BUNCHE SCHOOL RENOVATION PROJECT

To restore the historical landmark into an active and thriving multi-use facility that fosters community growth for King George County.

AFTER SCHOOL
PROGRAMS

Provide turtoring, STEM technology and workforce development programs for the community.

COACHING
AND MENTORING

Support local youth through training, learning and growth for the mind, body and spirit.

RALPH BUNCHE ALUMNI ASSOCATION

Honor the legacy of Ralph Bunche High School and its rich history behind desegregation in Virgina.

aBOUT RALPH BUNCHE

The first accredited black high school in King George County took the name of diplomat Ralph J. Bunche. A Howard University graduate, Bunche achieved international fame for his successful armistice negotiation that ended the Arab-Israeli War in 1947. By winning the Nobel Peace Prize three years later, he became the first African American recipient in the history of the award. Bunche’s motto “segregation and democracy are incompatible” drove his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement.

Ralph Bunche High School started as an accredited institution that, like its white counterpart, included grades 8 through 12. The new building shared the same location with the former King George Training School, which, after renovation, became Ralph Bunche Elementary School. The curriculum expanded with courses in sciences, arts, foreign languages and business.

 

LOOKING AHEAD:
THE RALPH BUNCHE SCHOOL RENOVATION

Find concept renderings of the Visualize and Rize Foundation’s section in the new Ralph Bunch School renovation project.

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