through the internet to look for. That
is Black florists. I finally found
some information on a Black woman who
is a florists.
Alice Mae White Bussey was born July 31,
1947 in Georgia. She got a BA degree
in sociology and a BA degree in
urban studies, MAA degree in public
administration. With all those degrees
I can just imagine the job opportunities
flying in. So many people must want her
at their place of business. She got that
A plus status.
Alice Bussey is a member of the
Poplar Springs Baptist Church and her
ancestors were the founders of that
church 135 years ago.
She went to graduate school.
She had a role as the first
Department Federal Representative of
the state. Then, she managed millions of
dollars, did her investigations and
programs for the elderly, welfare
clients and high school dropouts.
Bussey is the FIRST WOMAN to be
President of the Atlanta Business League,
so she’s been in that role before any
woman of any race.
She got married to a florist
and she became a florist. She then
was known as the first African American
FTS florist in Atlanta. She created 20
new businesses and she does train
small business owners. Over 30 year
range, she has went from a local
retail operations to a business
internationally. So she and her family
have traveled throughout America, Europe,
and Africa. The Busseys were members
of former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young’s
historic trade mission to Jamaica,
Trinidad, and Tabago, and Barbados.
Bussey is on the International
Florists AssociationGeorgia Council of
Visitors, Atlanta Private Industry Council,
and many others.