Dr. Abigail H. Jordan, known affectionately as Dr. Abbie, was a pioneer of power in Savannah, and the Consortium of Doctors honored her memory as a strong, courageous citizen of this city and state. Dr. Jordan passed in January of this year, in Atlanta with her only son Ken.
The Consortium of Doctors, (COD), of which Dr. Jordan founded, honored her throughout the organization’s conference, July 25-28. “Our entire event is themed around honoring Dr. Jordan. “She was a true ‘mover and shaker’ in Savannah and beyond,” said Dr. Phyllis Qualls, director of COD.
In Dr. Jordan’s unrelenting drive to get the African American Family Monument erected, she made great sacrifices. Her name, nor the name of COD was inscribed on the plaque. The new plaque bearing her name along with the Consortium of Doctors was unveiled during the COD conference last Friday, July 25, to ‘right this wrong.’ Ken, along with the Consortium of Doctors, Mayor Eddie DeLoach and other city officials peeled of the cover to the plaque as members of the community looked on. Among the onlookers were Miriam Center who supported with Dr. Jordan to make the African American Family Monument a reality. Also present were Dorothy Spradley, sculptress and Eric Meyerhoff, architect. Dr. Jordan’s son Ken Jordan said, “I am so very pleased that my mother was finally honored.”
In addition to the unveiling at the African American Monument, a reception was held on Thursday evening hosted by Robert E.. James, Sr. and Carver State Bank. On Saturday, July 27th, the 28th annual Bouquet of Doctors Banquet was held at the DeSoto Hotel.
For more information please contact Dr. Marguerite Birt, 912-921-0334, also please view the COD website at consortiumofdoctors.com.