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Celebrating Black Women in History 

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On March 2, 2019, 400 years after the first African captives arrived in English North America in the year 1619, the 1619 National Celebration of Black Women, Inc. launched a nationwide celebration in recognition of Black women's extraordinary contributions in building America. 

Founded in San Diego, California, April 2018, the 1619 National Celebration of BLACK WOMEN, Inc. arose out of a necessity to recognize women in American history who emerged from slavery, defied the odds, and helped to build the most powerful nation in the world.

It's crucial now, more than ever before, that we never forget the sacrifices Black women have made for the country since 1619. We aim to continue to uplift and educate Black women and girls about their ancestry.

100 years from now we envision an America where every Black woman and girl can proudly say "I AM 1619!"

Founder's Call to Action 2024

Gone But Not Forotten

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We pay homage to Sylura Richardson-Barron, a legendary leader in politics, who hailed from San Diego, California, our founding city.

Born on Christmas Day, the year 1900, in Mansfield Louisiana, Sylura relocated to San Diego in 1924. Sylura's tenacity and dedication to civic service led her to become the first Black woman Delegate to hold court at a political convention for Harry Truman's nomination in 1948.

Sylura broke barriers of racism and sexism while opening doors for Black women so that legends such as Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, Condoleezza Rice, and our sitting Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, could break the glass ceiling. 

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MISSION

To celebrate 400 years of extraordinary contributions women of African descent have made in building this great nation of these United States of America.

 

    VISION

Educating and uplifting black women and girls by honoring the historical contributions of their ancestors, and inspiring them to walk in their power. 

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We need help from people like you!

If you or your organization/company can make a monetary or in-kind contribution in celebration of extraordinary women in American history, your contribution will go a long way toward uplifting and educating Black women and girls about their extraordinary ancestry.

  • To donate today using a credit card, click the "Donate" button to access our secure online account.

  • To become a sponsor, click the "Sponsorship Opportunities" button to view our sponsorship levels. 

  • To arrange another method of donating, or to make a non-monetary donation, please email us at 1619NCBW@gmail.com

You can also mail donations to P.O. Box 212471, Chula Vista, CA 91921. 

Thank you for your support! No amount gifted is too small or too large and is greatly appreciated. 

 

We are a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation  (TAX ID: 83-2077029). Your contribution is tax-deductible under IRC section 170.

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