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Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters First 100 Years Sarah L. Delany

Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters First 100 Years

Sarah L. Delany

Published
ISBN : 9780785769699
Hardcover
299 pages
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 About the Book 

In their 200+ combined years, Sadie and Bessie Delany have seen it all. They saw their father, who was born into slavery, become Americas first black Episcopal bishop. They saw their mother--a woman of mixed racial parentage who was born free--giveMoreIn their 200+ combined years, Sadie and Bessie Delany have seen it all. They saw their father, who was born into slavery, become Americas 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, Harlems Golden Age, and the Civil Rights movement--and, in their own feisty, wise, inimitable way, theyve got a lot to say about it.More than a firsthand account of black American history, Having Our Say teaches us about surviving, thriving, and embracing life, no matter what obstacles are in our way.