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400 plus YEARS  


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Celebrating Black Women in History 


Get ready to celebrate the incredible legacy of Black women with 1619 National Celebration of Black Women, Inc.! Founded by the Sheryl Mallory-Johnson in San Diego, California, April 2018, this non-profit organization is dedicated to uplifting and educating Black women and girls about their ancestry and their extraordinary sacrifices made throughout American history since the first African captives arrived to Colonial America in the year 1619.


With recognition from the California State Legislature, Women in NAACP (WINN), and the United States House of Representatives, 1619 National Celebration of Black Women, Inc. is on a mission to create an America where every Black woman and girl can proudly say "I AM 1619!" Join the movement today by becoming a Supporter.

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Gone But Not Forgotten

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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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"To know our historical worth is of far greater value than to know our history of oppression."  

Sheryl Mallory-Johnson




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



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

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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