Linnie McAdams was a founding member of the Denton Women's Interracial Fellowship Denton (DWIF) in 1964. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, she attended both the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University, later working as a housekeeper and for the Office of Civil Defense.
Linnie became Denton’s second African American city council member in 1984. She served three terms on the council, also serving as Mayor Pro Tem. By the time she stepped down from office in 1990, she’d made exceptional contributions to the City, including opening of the Martin Luther King Recreation Center and promoting the Denton Affordable Housing Corporation. Continuing to serve actively in the Denton community, she served on the board for the League of Women Voters in Denton.
Linnie felt a passionate commitment to improving racial equity and opportunities for African Americans, and was a key motivator in improving race relations and quality of life for Denton's African American communities.