Landes, Ruth Schlossberg, Dr.


(1908–91), social worker, anthropologist with extensive field
work studying Garvey movement in Harlem and its relationship to group of black Jews, Ojibwa nation in Ontario, race relations in Brazil; daughter of Joseph Schlossberg, cofounder, longtime secy.-treas. of Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America; field rep., consultant, FEPC (1941–45); conducted investigations in Southwest in preparation for 1944 FEPC hearings; wrote many works in anthropology on Native Americans, race relations, Latin Americans in Southwest, anthropology of education; prof., McMasters U., Ontario (1965–91). Born in N.Y.; PhD, Columbia.