Award Winning Multicultural Doll Collection
This was the next step in their plans to officially form a club of African-American women with various chapters along the eastern seaboard. The women would participate in civic, educational, and cultural activities. Additionally, they would develop a deep understanding of their social and civic responsibilities. They called themselves The Links.
Honorees Toni Pierce-Sands (the arts); Shegitu Kebede (international trends and services), Dr. Verna C. Price (national trends and services), Robin Hickman (services to youth) and Linda Finney (health and human services).
Fast forward to Saturday, Oct. 12 of this year at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency, 1300 Nicollet Mall, and you could witness the legacy of the nine women realized in the 570 guests present at the Emerald Service Luncheon Awards hosted by the Minneapolis – St. Paul Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. The celebratory luncheon, emceed by award-winning actress and Minneapolis native Kimberly Elise, recognized the 40th anniversary of the local chapter and honored five women who have committed a lifetime of service to the community under the Links five focus areas of the arts, health and human services, international trends and services, national trends and services and services to youth. The honorees included Toni Pierce-Sands (the arts); Linda Finney (health and human services); Shegitu Kebede (international trends and services), Dr. Verna C. Price (national trends and services) and Robin Hickman (services to youth). Read more.