Jordan served as the first executive secretary of the Pittsburgh Branch of the NAACP, increased membership from 500 to 25,000 and revitalized it to become a leading force for social justice during the civil rights era. With Florence Reizenstein, she founded NEED. -- Pittsburgh Urban League WWW site.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Documenting Our Past: The Teenie Harris Archive Project (Carnegie Museum of Art)
- Men and women, including Bishop Charles Foggie, possibly with Marion Jordan, protesting for civil rights, with signs outside Woolworth's department store, downtown (Black-and-white photographs)
- Reverend Charles Foggie presenting plaque inscribed Radio Station "WAMO...Presented by National Association for the Advancement of Colored People" to man wearing striped necktie, with Marion Jordan looking on, at Wesley Center A.M.E. Zion Church (Black-and-white photographs)