February is Black History Month, so we want to highlight Hunter C. Haynes for today's Tuberculosis Thursday post! Haynes was an African American barber, inventor, manufacturer, motion picture producer and director, and entrepreneur who came to Saranac Lake for the cure in 1916. Unfortunately his treatment was not successful, and he succumbed to his illness on January 1, 1918. He was buried in Selma, Alabama, his hometown. Prior to becoming ill with TB, he invented the ready-to-use Haynes Razor Strop and developed the product into an international business. To learn more about Haynes' fascinating career, and the cottages in Saranac Lake that catered to black patients, visit our wiki!