Gertrude Bustill Mossell

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Gertrude Emily Hicks Mossell (Bustill)

Birthdate: (92)
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: January 22, 1948 (92)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Charles Hicks Bustill and Emily Bustill
Wife of Dr. Nathan Francis Mossell
Mother of Mary Mossell Griffin and Florence Alma Holmes
Sister of Mary "Louisa" (Bustill) Robeson

Occupation: Author, journalist and teacher
Managed by: Kenneth Kwame Welsh, (C)
Last Updated:

About Gertrude Bustill Mossell

Gertrude Bustill Mossell was an African-American author, journalist, and teacher.

After an early career contributing articles to Philadelphia newspapers, she became women's editor of the New York Age from 1885 to 1889, and of the Indianapolis World from 1891 to 1892. She strongly supported the development of black newspapers, and encouraged more women to enter journalism.

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Gertrude Bustill Mossell's Timeline

1855
October 20, 1855
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
1885
1885
Age 29
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
1948
January 22, 1948
Age 92
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
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Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States