A white student at Central High who befriends Melba. He informs her about ways in which the segregationists, some of whom are his friends, intend to commit violence against her. During their first meeting, he arranges for her to take the keys to his Chevy and drive away from a potential confrontation. Mother Lois and Grandma India are initially wary of trusting Link, but Melba comes to rely on him to keep her safe and alert within Central High. Later, he suggests that Melba move away from Little Rock with him, but Melba decides to continue on at Central.
Link Character Timeline in Warriors Don’t Cry
The timeline below shows where the character Link appears in Warriors Don’t Cry. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...about women’s roles and Melba’s ambitions to be a journalist. She continues to hear from Link until she announces that she is marrying someone white, which sparks his jealousy, given his... (full context)