wmu black Americana studies

8:40 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Former director of WMU's Black Americana Studies Program Leroy Ray dies

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Ray came to Western in 1973 and worked there until his retirement in 1996.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Leroy Ronald Ray, Jr., 82, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 in Kalamazoo. He was born Oct. 17, 1930 to Leroy Sr. and Tommie Lee Ray in Temple, TX, and attended segregated public schools in Temple, graduating from Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School.