Nell Gibson

Born in the southern United States, Nell Braxton Gibson is the elder of two daughters of professional educators. She and her sister grew up as “faculty brats” on Black college campuses in Texas, Florida and Mississippi. In 1962 her family, as part of the Great Migration, moved from Mississippi to California and in 1966 she married native New Yorker, Bert Gibson and moved to New York City. She is the author of, Too Proud to Bend: Journey of a Civil Rights Foot Soldier and the mother of Erika Gibson, the country’s first board certified African American veterinary neurosurgeon/neurologist.