Society Mission

Photo by Larry Roeder while in Somaliland.
  • The Edwin Washington Society is a non-partisan non-profit 501©(3) registered with the Internal Revenue Service and incorporated in the State of Virginia.
  • We desire to encourage discussion among all political parties, non-profits and citizens alike in order to foster equality for all individuals and families.
  • All political parties and non-profits are encouraged to find a space in our events and advance their own causes in a peaceful, measured manner.
  • Violence is not tolerated at our events, nor profanity.


Sec. 1 – Inspired by the legacy of Edwin Washington and other Blacks in Loudoun County, Virginia during segregation to achieve education and equality, the vision of the Society shall be the development and advancement of diversity and equality for all peoples, especially in education, as well as to support such international bodies as decided by the Society.  The Society shall also help empower people to realize their rights; and to assist those responsible for upholding such rights in ensuring that they are implemented.

Sec. 2 – The Society shall also hold such events as it deems proper to advance its projects and the value of a diverse social order, to include the study of the historical foundations, social fabric, and conflicts of society.

Sec 3 –   The society may establish additional projects to advocate for diversity, publications that cover any topic of interest to the Board, or join any organization, if the President and/or the Board determine said action would be valuable.

Sec 4 –  The Society shall not allow discrimination within its ranks and must advocate for non-discrimination across its programs.  The Society shall also try to have as diverse an officer corps, Board membership and volunteer base as possible.

Empowerment:   Our largest project is to document the heroic efforts of African-Americans to gain an education during segregation; but we have also sponsored projects in support of the Islamic community in Loudoun.

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