|Althea Sumpter at the 2004 Fellowship of Friends |
of African Descent gathering. Photo credit: Vanessa Julye
|Sumpter with curator Dale Couch|
The late Ms. Lynch was a charter member of the Athens chapter of The Links, Incorporated and was dedicated to the arts as an advocate for cultural education in the Athens community. The Links, Incorporated, is a national volunteer service organization for African American women that focuses on the arts as one of its five key areas of service.
Previous recipients of the Lynch citation include Natasha Trethewey, Jeanne Cyriaque, Rudolph Byrd and Michael Thurmond.