N.Y. Times: Anna Lou Dehavenon, Who Drew Attention to the Homeless, Dies at 85

03/01/2012 12:00 PM |

RUBY WASHINGTON/NEW YORK TIMES PHOTO | Anna Lou Dehavenon, an urban anthropologist, in her Manhattan apartment in 2005. Dr. Dehavenon, 85, died Tuesday.

Anna Lou Dehavenon rebuilt her life after her husband was killed in a plane crash and went on to earn a Ph.D. in anthropology, becoming a respected authority on poverty, hunger and homelessness in New York City, The New York Times reported Wednesday. She died at 85 on Tuesday at a nursing home in Greenport, her son David Kapell told the Times.

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