An ordained Episcopal priest and B. I. Bell appointee of 1920, Dr. Edwards was one of the first teachers of sociology in any American college or university. His methods were radical for the time, and included sending students into prisons, brothels, and out to picket lines to learn about social issues first hand. The photograph was taken on the occasion of his last sermon before his retirement on January 12, 1947. Photograph by Elie Shneour ’47.