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- 1969 Ph.D. Anthropology; University of Arizona
- 1955 MA Anthropology; Columbia University
- 1952 BA Sociology; Roosevelt University
- 1977-1979 – First president of the Association of Black Anthropologists, Coordinated first ABA Directory on Black Anthropologists.
- 1980 Service Award for Outstanding Contribution to Anthropology (ABA).
- Dissertation: Aspects of Interethnic Integration in Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
- Areas of Research: Cultural and applied anthropology, interethnic relations, U.S., Caribbean, Mexico, India, and Israel, diversity in Black communities
- Selected publications: Migrants in Aruba: Interethnic Integration (1974); “The confrontation of diversity within the Black community.” Human Organization 29(4): 267-272 (1970); “The Black extended family in the United States: Some research suggestions.” In D.B. Shimkin et al., eds., The Extended Family in Black Societies (1978); International Human Rights: Contemporary Perspectives (co-ed. with Jack Nelson, 1980)