Link Dorothy Bell Wright
Link Dorothy Bell Wright is a native of Philadelphia.
She attended the School of Accounts and Finance of the University of Pennsylvania,
and served as an accountant, auditor, and equal employment counselor for
the Internal Revenue Service, and as a bank director and corporate secretary.
In addition to awards and commendations in her profession and recognition
for her unparalleled contributions to The Links, Link Wright served as first
national president of Jack and Jill. She received service awards for her
contribution to the support of the Chapel of the Four Chaplains of Philadelphia
from 1952 to 1955, and was cited by the National Council of Negro Women
for her community service. Link Wright was the Philadelphia Chapter's first
Treasurer and Chairman of its Constitution Committee, positions that she
also held for the First Assembly in 1949. She served at two different times
as president of the Philadelphia Chapter, 1963-66 and 1974-75.
As a hobby, Link Wright indulged a love for historical research. Not only has she presented the history of the early days of The Links in Philadelphia and served as an organizing member of The Links' national committee on archives and history, but she has also completed a valuable research study titled "Black Business in Philadelphia Prior to the Civil War." Her interest in Black-operated businesses probably reflects the contributions made in this field by her famous family. Until his retirement, her husband, Emmanuel Crogman Wright, was president of the historic Philadelphia banking institution founded by his father, Major R. R. Wright, Sr., an ex-slave and financial genius. Link Wright has one daughter and one granddaughter.
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