Merze Tate

Merze Tate

Regular price
Sale price
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price

The Magnificent Merze Tate. A historic figure, Michigan native, Oxford scholar, Harvard Ph.D., and Howard University professor.

Welcome to Black Victoria! A portion of your cost is being donated to The Our Time Has Come Scholarship Fund for Latino and African American students.

Black Victoria curates collectibles and four categories of photographic imagery:
altered mixed media/collaged/illustrated (created by Debora Grace)

Merze Tate is one of Black Victoria's retro images. Approximately 4x6 inches.

Not run of the mill and perfect for home, office, studio or shop; for personal use or gifts. Lovely print for mounting on foam core or for placing in a matte and frame.

Vernie Merze Tate was born on February 6, 1905 in Blanchard, Michigan. She died on June 27, 1996 in Washington, D.C. She was a professor and scholar who, because of her education and travels, became an expert on United States diplomacy. Merze achieved many firsts. Among them, she was the first African-American to graduate from Western Michigan Teachers College, to attend the University of Oxford, and to earn a Ph.D. in government and international relations from Radcliffe College (which is now known as Harvard University). She is what I would refer to as a hidden figure and a hidden treasure.