Ms. Todd, an educator in the Escambia County School District for more than 43 years, shares her fondest memories of The Ella Jordan Home which housed many African American clubs. In her words:
Ms. Todd is one of the many women who served her community through club work. This was a focus of Mrs. Ella Jordan, the founder of Pensacola’s Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, who launched the movement to incorporate community clubs to work with women, children and neighborhoods. The Ella Jordan Home held many civic and club gatherings whose focus was to improve the lives of African American families and the African American community in Pensacola, Florida.
In this video clip, Ms. Todd, an educator in Escambia County for more than 43 years, shares her fondest memories of the Ella Jordan Club Home. We invite you to share your memories of the Ella Jordan Home by writing to EllaJordanHome@gmail.com.
The National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc., is the oldest African American women’s organization in America. The association was established in Washington D.C. in July, 1896. Hundreds of African American women’s clubs came together from across the U.S. with a main purpose to address some immediate and long-range issues that affected the African American communities. The City of Pensacola’s Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc., was founded in 1929 by Mrs. Ella Jordan.
Thank you for taking the time to read about Mrs. Ella Jordan and her commitment to the African-American community, including her founding of the City of Pensacola’s Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc., in 1929. If you would like to help restore this historical landmark and make a tax deductible contribution, please complete the pledge form today!