Ida Ginsberg Rights pioneer

January 03, 1991

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today for Ida Ginsberg, a businesswoman who helped break down racial barriers in Baltimore, at the Levinson funeral establishment, 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Mrs. Ginsberg, who became the first person in Baltimore to employ blacks as managers and buyers when she opened her own women's clothing store in 1936, died Tuesday at the Levindale nursing home after a long illness. She was 88.

She is survived by a daughter, Beatrice Mancuso; a sister, Jean Conn; a granddaughter, Paula Mancuso Rea; and several great-grandchildren, all of Baltimore.

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