Paula Allen-Meares*
A. Delores Anderson*
Arlene Barnes
Phyllis Blackman

Denise Blackwell
Ann James Boyd
Lisa Bradley
Cleopatra H. Caldwell
Stefani Carter
Carolyn Cole-Brown 
Gloria Edwards

Kim Elliott
Mary Gipson*
JoWanda Gore
Sandra Harris

Vivian Hawkins*

Joyce Hunter

* Alumna

Sonya Jacobs

Monique D. James

Angela R. Johnson
Mary M. Johnson
Lola Jones*
Linda H. King
Patricia Manley

Nora Martin*
Shirley Dorsey Martin*
Bettye McDonald*
Patricia Horne McGee*
Barbara Meadows*

Deborah Meadows
Joetta Mial*
Dorian Moore

Zerilda Palmer*
Henri Parker*

Alice Leigh Peoples

Darlene Ray-Johnson
Alfreda Rooks

Margaret Scisney-Matlock*
Gail L. Smith
Laurita Thomas
Maria Thompson
Donica Thomas Varner

Monique J. Washington

Stacia M. Weeks
Tracy Brown White*
Patricia Williams*

Erika Williams-Hickman
Margaret Woodbury*
Wendy Woods

Delphine Woolfork-Lockhart
Lynn Perry Wooten


Left to Right: Virginia Bailey, Henri Parker,

Shirley Martin, Zerilda Palmer,
Bettye McDonald, Lola Jones, and Delores Anderson

Front row (Left to Right): Delores Anderson, Margaret Woodbury, Henri Parker,  Vivian Hawkins, Shirley Martin, and Mary Gibson

Back row (Left to Right): Joetta Mial and Zerilda Palmer



Etta Moten Barnett  (1970)
Vocalist and Theater Artist and First African American to sing at the White House on January 31, 1933

Marian Anderson  (1970)
Internationally acclaimed contralto concert and recital performer and first African American singer to perform as a member of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

Mattiwilda Dobbs (1973)
African American coloratura soprano opera and concert singer and one of the first African Americans to enjoy a major international career in opera.

Patricia Roberts Harris (1978)
First African American woman to be named a U.S. Ambassador

Constance Baker Motley (1980)
First African American woman to serve as a federal judge

Elizabeth Duncan Koontz (1984)
First African American Woman president of the National Education Association

Leontyne Price (1988)
Soprano opera singer and major superstar and recording artist

Rosa L. Parks (2003)
Civil Rights Activist

Condoleeza Rice (2013)

Global political leader,  former U.S. National Security Advisor, and

first female African-American Secretary of State

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (2013)

24th President of Liberia and first elected female Head of State in Africa

Kamala Harris (2018)

United States Senator


We honor the memories of our deceased Link Sisters and Connecting Links.


Rebecca A. Vaughn*                April 14, 1984
Virginia M. Ellis                         June 8, 1990
Mary Hamilton*                        January 8, 1992
Christina Gilchrist*                  March 14, 1994
Willie Hobbs Moore                March 14, 1996
Rosetta C. Wingo*                  March 21, 1996
Josephine G. Owens*             August 24, 1996
Minnie Thompson-Powell     January 23, 2001
Terri Lynn Johnson                  July 16, 2002
Christina W. Neal*                  March 10, 2004
Sadie R. Blackwell*                  December 2, 2005

Willie Edwards*                        November 20, 2005
Frances Watts*                        September 15, 2008
Hazel Turner*                           May 29, 2010
Gloria Horne *                         July 13, 2010
Thelma Brooks                         August 11, 2001
Juanita Bradley*                      February 15, 2013
Bella Gilchrist Parker             August 27, 2014

Doris McLaurin                       December 3, 2017

Letitia J. Byrd                           February 14, 2018

Bonnie Davis*                           July 27, 2018

Virginia Bailey                           December 16, 2018

Gwendolyn Baker*                   March 7, 2019

*Charter Member


David R. Byrd
Eddie Owens
Harry Mial, Sr.
James Parker
Herbert Wingo
Jim Bradley
Theodore Meadows
Joseph Vaughn
Alfred Edwards
Sidney Moore
Jasper McLaurin
Gordon Martin
Victor Turner
Herbert Ellis

Walter G. Parker

Lee V.  Martin

May 15, 1987
April 4, 1996
February 16, 2001
July 12, 2002
September 8, 2002 
April 29, 2003
June 25, 2005
July 13, 2005 
January 26, 2007
May 20, 2008
December 3, 2010 
November 6, 2011
February 8, 2013
July 10, 2014

December 12, 2016

September 28, 2018