Link Lillian Hudson Wall
Link Lillian Hudson Wall, wife of Dr. Lonnie
C. Wall, was a native of Waynesborough, Georgia. She attended Haines School,
Tuskegee Institute, and Hampton Institute. In Philadelphia she attended
Reeves Memorial Church and was active in the Hostess Club and the Sponsors
A woman who made hospitality a hobby, Link Wall was cited by Ebony Magazine in 1950 as a "hostess of the year." It was she who opened her home for the first meeting of the group invited to form the new club on November 9, 1946.
Although it cannot be measured, undoubtedly the charm and grace of the setting had a positive effect on the participants. Link Wall also gave the young organization an even more tangible gift. It was she who suggested the name "Links." At their January 1947 meeting, the group accepted this name as best expressing the spirit and purpose of the new club--"linking friends for service." Link Wall died on September 12, 1975.
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