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Professor Bruce Haynes' research profiled in the New York Times

Professor Haynes', along with his wife, Syma Solovitch, is working on research project about the life of his grandfather George Edmund Haynes, who was one of the founders and the first executive director of the National Urban League. The elder Haynes was also one of the first African Americans awarded a Ph.D. in the United States (Columbia University). He went on to found the School of Social Sciences at Fisk University. George Edmund Haynes was an important figure in the largely forgotten history African American social scientists in the early part of the 20th Century.