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Dr. Tate hails from Blanchard, Michigan and was the first Black student to receive an undergraduate degree from Western State Teacher's College in 1927. To the right, Merze Tate receives the distinguished alumni award in 1970. Image courtesy Western Michigan University Archives.
"KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Professor. World traveler. Journalist. Inventor. This 20th century renaissance woman may not have made it to the moon, but Dr. Merze Tate's resolve to boldly blaze her own path puts her among Western Michigan University's brightest stars. " Read more at "Merze Tate: A trailblazing Western alumna who made an international impact." Read more about Merze Tate: WMU News article Feb. 1, 2021
WMU Libraries has a large selection of Tate's scholarly works as well as secondary resources on her.