My name is Janet Pilcher and I am working with Ms. Georgia Blackmon and the women you see featured on this website to save The Ella L. Jordan Home and to raise the funds to restore the home at its historical location.As a child I enjoyed the neighborhood where this home is located. My great grandmother, Maggie Bell, lived right around the corner from the home and was the cafeteria manager at Blount Junior High School.
This is the home of the City of Pensacola’s Federation of Colored Women’s Club, Inc. Mrs. Ella Jordan became the first President of the club that served as an important social and educational institution for the African-American community for several years. Mrs. Lillie James Frazier was the second president of the association, and she held the position as the Florida State President from 1952 to 1956. Mrs. Ruby Jackson Gainer served as President of the Club and later became state president. She also held the position of Life Member of the National organization.
We are initiating a Campaign to Save the Historical Ella Jordan Home. Once restored the home will serve as a museum for the City of Pensacola and an after school and week-end educational center to serve children and youth in this community. This website includes interviews that share stories about the women highlighted who have made a difference by serving the community with their commitment to young people’s educational experiences.
Please continue to connect with us and become a member of our campaign that will kick off with an aggressive fundraising effort beginning January 2015. Stay connected – Thank you.
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. We invite you to share your memories of these women and their contributions to the Pensacola community and their individual neighborhoods and families by writing to EllaJordanHome@gmail.com. If you would like to help restore this historical landmark and make a tax deductible contribution, please complete the pledge form today!