Having Our Say

Having Our Say

The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years

Book - 1993
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An inspiring memoir by two lively, keen-witted African American senior citizens. In their 200+ combined years, Sadie and Bessie Delany have seen it all. They saw their father, who was born into slavery, become America's first black Episcopal bishop. They saw their mother--a woman of mixed racial parentage who was born free--give birth to ten children, all of whom would become college-educated, successful professionals in a time when blacks could scarcely expect to receive a high school diploma. They saw the post-Reconstruction South, the Jim Crow laws,
Publisher: New York : Kodansha International, 1993.
ISBN: 9781568360102
Branch Call Number: 305.929/DELA
Characteristics: xiii, 210 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.


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Feb 09, 2019

I love these two women, feisty, smart, funny. I also saw a play based on their life story, it is an excellent play, if you ever get a chance to see it, you won't be sorry.

damarisalv Jun 05, 2013

it was a interesting book it gave me incite on our history from a black women view. it was like i was hearing storys from my grandma.


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