Musette Brooks Gregory


Musette Gregory was a suffragist and activist. She was a leader in the Urban League of Newark and Vice President of the Newark Branch of the NAACP. She was on the  Executive Committee of the New Jersey Suffrage Ratification Committee during the suffrage struggle.

Musette was secretary of the NJ State Federation of Colored Womens Clubs and President of the Phyllis Wheatly Society in Newark. She was also Assistant Chairman of Soldiers Day activities in Newark during WWI.

She was born in Washington DC and became a teacher. After marrying Eugene Gregory the couple moved to Newark and lived on 11th Ave. Gregory also did much work in New York. She was superintendent of the Working Girls Home and the colored mission of St. John the Divine and director of the Music School Settlement in New York.


Women’s Suffrage Database

The Crisis, Volume 10, No. 4, (NAACP, August 1915), pp. 169-70. and Volume 23, No. 1, (NAACP, November 1921), p. 26. Online.

Mrs. Brooks Gregory Social Service Worker Died July 26” New York Age Aug 13, 1921

Newark News Obituary