Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years
Warm, feisty, and intelligent, the Delany sisters speak their mind in a book that is at once a vital historical record and a moving portrait of two remarkable women who continued to love, laugh, and embrace life after over a hundred years of living side by side. Their sharp memories show us the... show more
Warm, feisty, and intelligent, the Delany sisters speak their mind in a book that is at once a vital historical record and a moving portrait of two remarkable women who continued to love, laugh, and embrace life after over a hundred years of living side by side. Their sharp memories show us the post-Reconstruction South and Booker T. Washington; Harlem's Golden Age and Langston Hughes, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Paul Robeson. Bessie breaks barriers to become a dentist; Sadie quietly integrates the New York City system as a high school teacher. Their extraordinary story makes an important contribution to our nation's heritage—and an indelible impression on our lives.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 1st 1994
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, African American
, Biography Memoir
Deeply interesting if very much mass-market oral history of two very interesting women, who lived through a whole lot. This feels like a very sparse review, but I'm tired and can't think of a better; anyway, if the oral history memoirs of two black sisters who were born around 1890, became educated...
This book was originally read for a class book project for my Spring semester of this past year. I wasn't sure what to expect at first, but as soon as I reached the 5th chapter I fell in love with it! It's certainly an amazing book! True story of two sisters growing up at the end of the 19th century...
This was a wonderful book about two very amazing women and their lives...I don't usually read memoir's or biography's but this book was recommended by a friend. Once I started I could not stop and finished it in a day.
You don't live to be a hundred without having an interesting life. These two women are cool in ways one could only aspire to.