The Links, Incorporated (1945- )

In 1945, two native Philadelphia friends, Margaret Hawkins and Sarah Scott, saw a need for African American women to be supported and uplifted in ways that existing clubs, sororities, and other organizations were not doing. In response, the two friends conceived of a new kind … Read MoreThe Links, Incorporated (1945- )

Frances Rains (1911-2006)

Frances Mary McHie Rains, an African American community worker, educator, businesswoman, and nurse, was born on January 29, 1911 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Inspired by local black activist and businesswoman W. Gertrude Brown, McHie decided to become a social worker.  After graduating from high school she … Read MoreFrances Rains (1911-2006)