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
156836010X
Branch Call Number: 929.2 De
Characteristics: 210 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm

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In this remarkable and charming oral history, two lively and perspicacious sisters, aged 101 and 103, reflect on their rich family life and their careers as pioneering African American professionals. Publishers Weekly


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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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