Having Our Say:the Delaney Sisters First 100 Years

Author(s): Delany


Two sisters recall their lives together, discussing their success as African-American professional women during the Harlem golden age.


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"I felt proud to be an American citizen reading Having Our Say...the two voices, beautifully blended...evoke an epic history...often cruel and brutal, but always deeply humane."--"New York Times Book Review"
"The Lord won't hold it against me that I'm colored because he made me that way! He thinks I am beautiful! And so do I even with all my wrinkles!"--Bessie Delany, at age 102
"This Jim Crow mess was pure foolishness. It's not law anymore, but it's still in some people's hearts. I just laugh it off, child. I never let prejudice stop me from what I wanted to do in this life."--Sadie Delany, at age 104
"This book is destined to become a classic! The Delany sisters--leave to us the best of legacies-two sets of dancing footprints for us to follow all our days ahead."--Clarissa Pinkola Estes, author of "Women Who Run With the Wolves"
"An unforgettable testimony to the dignity and courage of African-American women."--Shirlee Taylor Haizlip

General Fields

  • : 9780440220428
  • : Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • : 0.176
  • : March 1996
  • : 171mm X 108mm X 24mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 299
  • : illustrations