This paper examines the career and approach to clinical sociology adopted by George Edmund Haynes in the first half of the 20th century. The presentation focuses on Haynes' career as a sociologist, in which he taught and promoted the social sciences at Fisk University, his work in the federal government as a special assistant to the Secretary of Labor and Director of Economics, and his tenure as Executive Secretary of the Commission on Race Relations at the Federal Council of Churches in America, where he conducted an active research program of applying his sociological skills to concrete problems within the context of the religious ideals of the church. Also described are various strategies and programs Haynes advocated in his clinical approach to reforming interracial relations.

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