Oakland: The Links, Inc., 1971. Wraps. 4to. Original textured wraps with rainbow design. Spine and extremities toned. Minor edge-wear and small touches of soil. Spine creased. Interior clean. Tight. Very good. Very good. Item #16892
Program for the 1971 cotillion ball hosted by the Oakland-Bay Area chapter of The Links, an African American women's organization. The program gives an overview of the cotillion and the organization more generally, including large-scale portraits of all the debutantes as well as their escorts, a schedule of the event, buffet menu and snapshots of the debutantes at rehearsal and other social functions, as well as information on the philanthropic activities of The Links. A large section of the program consists of well-wishes from contributors and supporters of The Links, giving a sense of the African American business community in the Bay Area at that time. An interesting look at middle class African American culture immediately following the civil rights era.