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Medji Court History

Our Beginning

 

Established in the Oasis of Fort Worth, Desert of Texas on August 20, 1948, Medji Court holds the distinction of being the 38th court established by The Daughters of Imperial Court®. Throughout the years since our chartering, we have left an indelible mark of distinction in the communities we serve through our unwavering commitment to service.

Under the leadership of Dt. O'Celia Shirley, who spearheaded the establishment of our court in her hometown, and as the first Illustrious Commandress, we began our journey. Despite our modest numbers, we wasted no time in working towards our organization's purpose alongside 1st Lieutenant Commandress, Early M. Richardson, and 2nd Lieutenant, Ida A. Loving. Guided by the mission of "Finer Womanhood," we inspired young women to cultivate character, love, and a deep commitment to our esteemed organization.

From the very beginning, Medji Court has been dedicated to awarding scholarships and laptops to students in Fort Worth and the surrounding Tarrant County areas. Our court also lends support to numerous community service projects and organizations that align with our Imperial initiatives, including the Daughters Imperial Mentoring Excellence Program (D.I.M.E.), Ronald McDonald House, Under the Bridge, National Community Health Initiative (NCHI) Walk/Rally, Winter Blanket Drive, Back-to-School Supply Giveaway, Health Awareness campaigns, Senior Citizens' programs, Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway, and the Tarrant Area Food Bank.

As Medji Court No. 38 celebrates 75 years, we stand poised and ready to deliver even greater service to the underserved residents of Fort Worth and the surrounding Tarrant area cities. Our group of exceptionally talented African American women remains steadfast in our commitment to serving and enhancing the quality of life for all.

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