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date: 20 September 2020

Mossell, Gertrude Bustilllocked

(3 July 1855–21 Jan. 1948)
  • Jenny Spinner

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Mossell, Gertrude Bustill (3 July 1855–21 Jan. 1948), journalist, was born Gertrude Emily Hicks Bustill in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The daughter of Charles Hicks Bustill, a plasterer, and Emily Robinson Bustill, she was influenced from the start by two prominent African American families who stressed the value of education and civic responsibility. Her great-grandfather, Cyrus Bustill, had baked bread for ...

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