In this episode of Great Woman Theory, our hosts discuss the trailblazing life of Dr. Merze Tate, the first African American woman to attend Oxford University and to gain a PhD in government and international relations from Radcliffe College (which later merged with Harvard University). Merze was a dedicated mentor and tireless worker, overcoming many systemic barriers to pursue her dreams and make her mark on the most exclusive universities in the world. She remains one of the most forward thinking academics of her time and an inspiration to all African American scholars. Join us to learn more about her amazing life and legacy!
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