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Bunche was motivated, I think, by a basic, a very strong, passionate feeling that liberty was an essential concomitant of human dignity that without real liberty you didn't have dignity. And he felt very strongly about this as, as far as the minorities in this country, especially the Black minority, were concerned. And, he felt by extension, extremely strongly about it in the world at large where you had enormous territories which were dependent, territories. They were people who did not govern themselves; and did not have the freedom to be themselves on their own estimation and, he felt very strongly about this.


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