(1951 - )
Although Linda Dahl was originally from Boston, her father's job took the family to a number of major cities including Kansas City, Denver, the Bay Area, and Chicago. She graduated high school in the North Shore of Chicago in 1969. "It was a wonderful time to be a girl," she remembers fondly. "Suddenly there were so many choices."
I was expected to work and to volunteer at something meaningful,” she says, explaining how she grew to love what she did. While still in high school she volunteered with a summer camp in the inner city and was tutoring at Cabrini-Green [Chicago public housing] when riots broke out there in the spring of 1968 when Martin Luther King was assassinated. “My father saw me on the evening news!” which wasn’t necessarily a good thing.