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Ms. Diane Robinson grew up next door to Ms. Ella Jordan. In this video she shares her memories of Ms. Jordan and the clubhouse, including that it was the place where she learned to make her first apron and gave her a first start in life. In her words:

Thank you for taking the time to learn more 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!


In this video clip Ms. Diane Robinson shares about growing up next to Ms. Ella Jordan and the clubhouse. 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.