Dr. Haynes studied math at Smith College, went on to do graduate work at the University of Chicago, and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 1943, becoming the first Black woman to earn a PhD in mathematics. She established the math department at Miner Teachers College, and later became the first woman to chair the District of Columbia school board. Dr. Haynes was an outspoken critic of segregation and the 'track' system, which she felt discriminated against Black and poor students. Both segregation and the track system were abolished under Dr. Haynes' leadership as president of the school board. Dr. Haynes lived to age 90. She left a bequest to Catholic University to endow a professorial chair and student loan fund in the Department of Education.
Sanguine Fromage, WERU radio personality since 2005, current host of UpFront Soul, former host of The Nightfly, Off the Wall, Enjoy Yourself, and Sound Travels.
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