HOME
TERMS
ABOUT US
LOGIN
CONTACT US
HOURS & DIRECTIONS
ADVANCED SEARCH
BROWSE

0 Items

Mossell, Mrs. N.F.

THE WORK OF THE AFRO-AMERICAN WOMAN. [Nina Gomer Du Bois].

George S. Ferguson: Philadelphia 1908 Frontis, 6.75 x 5.5, maroon cloth, black lettering on cover, 178 pp + ads. Corners and spine tips bumped and very well worn and frayed, lacking piece at top of spine which is sunned, inner hinges and text block cracked, covers loose, ink name on front pastedown, ink # on one page, pencil marks next to some titles in the List of Afro-American Publications else good. Gertrude Bustill Mossell (Mrs. N.F) 1855-1948, was an African-American author, journalist, feminist, political activist and fundraiser. A very active member of the women’s suffrage movement, she believed very strongly that women should take responsibility for educating themselves, encouraging women, especially African-American women to have careers in journalism, business and medicine. Gertrude Mossell wrote for many publications i.e., The New York Freeman, the New York Age (the most widely read newspaper at that time in Black America), Philadelphia Independent, A.M.E. Church Reviews. She belonged to many organizations including Female Anti-Slavery Society of Philadelphia, Social Service Auxiliary, National Afro-American Council. In addition, she was a founder of the Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital and Training School, a facility where African-Americans could be treated (they were often turned away from white hospitals) and where they could learn the nursing profession. Mrs. Mossell was also the aunt of singer, actor and civil rights activist Paul Bustill Robeson. The ink signature on the front pastedown reads Nina G. Du Bois. Nina Gomer Du Bois was the longtime first wife of W.E.B. Du Bois. At the time of the printing of this book, 1908, they were at Atlanta University where he was teaching sociology and developing the school’s curriculum. This title was in a collection that included a book owned by W.E.B. Du Bois. Scarce in any edition. SECOND EDITION.


Book Id: 99-1682

Price: $750.00

privacy policy | security | Site Map | Site by Bibliopolis