Merze Tate was the first African American to earn a graduate degree from Oxford …


Merze Tate was the first African American to earn a graduate degree from Oxford University in 1935. In 1941, she became the first Black woman to earn a PhD in political science from Harvard University. Tate served as a Fulbright Scholar in 1950 and taught at Howard University from 1942-1977. Geez, wish I was 1/10 this smart!