When Margaret Rosell Hawkins and Sarah Strickland Scott put their heads together to create an organization to support the dreams and aspirations of Black women, they envisioned a group that would foster an appreciation for civic engagement, educational advancement, and cultural relevance.

Now, 75 years later, The Links, Incorporated continues to develop that vision as one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations with a membership of some 16,000 women in 292 chapters located throughout the country and abroad.