​The Las Vegas (NV) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, has more than fifty members and is the only Nevada chapter of The Links, Incorporated, and international, not-for-profit corporation.  Together with the over 14,000 professional women of color who make up the membership of The Links, Incorporated, the members of the Las Vegas (NV) Chapter are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.


Our Founders

On the evening of November 9, 1946, Margaret Hawkins and Sarah Scott, two young Philadelphia matrons, invited seven of their friends to join them in organizing a new type of inter-city club. This organizing meeting of The Links was not a spontaneous action. In 1945, Link Hawkins had conceived the idea of a group of clubs composed of friends along the eastern seaboard and had spent many hours with Link Scott in thinking, planning and discussing the possibilities of such an endeavor.
The two women envisioned an organization that would respond to the needs and aspirations of Black women in ways that existing clubs did not. It was their intent the club would have a threefold aim–civic, educational, and cultural. Based on these aims, the club would implement programs, which its founders hoped would foster cultural appreciation through the arts; develop richer inter-group relations; and help women who participated to understand and accept their social and civic responsibilities. Besides the two founders, the original members of the Philadelphia Club were Links Frances Atkinson, Katie Green, Marion Minton, Lillian Stanford, Myrtle Manigault Stratton, Lillian Wall, and Dorothy Wright. The club elected Margaret Hawkins as president, Sarah Scott as vice president, Myrtle Manigault Stratton as recording secretary, Frances Atkinson as corresponding secretary, and Dorothy Wright as treasurer.

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Las Vegas Chapter, 
​​​The Links, Incorporated, (NV) Chapter

Eliminating disparities to reduce barriers to services and empowering the community.  
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A strong and rich record of supporting the performing and visual arts, especially artists of color.  
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Responding to chronic health disparities and bringing resources to African-American communities.  
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Serving the educational, health and cultural needs of people of African descent world-wide.  
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Innovative Pre-K-12 programming contributing proven results to key educational, social, and community issues.
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​​​​Upcoming Events


​​​​February 1, 2020, 11:30 a.m.
White Rose Brunch and Community Awards, Palace Station Hotel & Casino, 2411 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89102, Admission $100

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