The Ann Arbor (MI) Chapter of The Links, Inc.


Paula Allen-Meares
A. Delores Anderson*
Jill Anderson
Arlene Barnes
Phyllis Blackman
Ann James Boyd
Lisa Bradley
Leititia Byrd*
Cleopatra Caldwell
Stefani Carter
Carolyn Cole-Brown
Bonnie Davis*

Chanel DeGuzman
Gloria Edwards
Mary Gibson
JoWanda Gore
Sandra Harris
Vivian Hawkins*
Joyce Hunter
Sonya Jacobs
Mary M. Johnson
Lola Jones*
Linda H. King
Patricia Manley

Nora Martin
Shirley Dorsey Martin*
Bettye McDonald*
Patricia Horne McGee
Doris McLaurin*
Barbara Meadows*
Deborah Meadows
Joetta Mial*
Dorian Moore
Bonita Davis Neighbors
Zerilda Palmer*
Henri Parker*

Margaret Scisney-Matlock
Alice Peoples
Toni Rodgers
Alfreda Rooks
T.  Shá  Duncan Smith
Gloria Thomas
Laurita Thomas
Maria Thompson
Donica Thomas Varner
Tracy Brown White*
Patricia Williams
Margaret Woodbury*
Wendy Woods
Lynn Perry Wooten

* Alumna


Left to right: Virginia Bailey, Henri Parker, Shirley Martin, Zerilda Palmer, Bettye McDonald, Lola Jones, Dolores Anderson


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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

We honor the memories of our deceased Link sisters, spouses and children.



Rebecca A. Vaughn* 
Virginia M. Ellis 
Mary Hamilton* 
Christina Gilchrist* 
Willie Hobbs Moore 
Rosetta C. Wingo* 
Josephine G. Owens* 
Minnie Thompson-Powell 
Terri Lynn Johnson 
Christina W. Neal*
Sadie R. Blackwell* 
Willie Edwards* 
Frances Watts* 
Hazel Turner* 
Gloria Horne * 
Thelma Brooks 
Juanita Bradley*
Bella Gilchrist Parker

April 14, 1984
June 9, 1990
January 8, 1992
March 14, 1994
March 14, 1996
March 21, 1996
August 24, 1996
January 23, 2001
July 16, 2002
March 10, 2004
December 2, 2005
November 20, 2005
September 15, 2008
May 29, 2010
July 13, 2010
August 11, 2011
February 16, 2013
August 27, 2014

*Charter Members  


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

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




Jonathan White  May 4, 2007
Kamilah Neighbors    March 4, 2010
Angela Bradley    August 2011
Shawn R. Martin  December 10, 2103

Author unknown

God looked around his garden
And found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered, 'Peace be Thine'.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn't go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

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