The sisters describe their parents, Henry Beard Delany and Nanny James Logan, who grew up during and after the Civil War. Following the “Surrender” came the difficult days of the Reconstruction, when poverty and a struggle for power ruled the South. Henry was born into slavery. When the Surrender came, his family began a free life with nothing.
May 5 - Jun 10, 2018 in Goodman's Albert Theatre. "Life is short. It's up to you to make it sweet." — Sadie Delany. Trailblazers, activist, and best friends, the Delany sisters — 103-year-old Sadie and Bessie, age 101 — take us on a "provacative and entertaining" ( The New York Times) journey of triumphs over prejudice in times of social ...
Apr 18, 1999 · Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years TV Movie 1999 1 h 40 m IMDb RATING 7.5 /10 309 YOUR RATING Rate Play trailer 2:05 1 Video 4 Photos Drama Tells the story of Sadie and Bessie Delany, two African-American (they preferred "colored") sisters who both lived past the age of 100.
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Buy Now Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years is a book of oral history by Sarah Delany, Elizabeth Delany, and Amy Hill Hearth that was first published in 1993. Characters
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years is a 1993 New York Times bestselling book that was compiled by Amy Hill Hearth and contains the oral history of Sarah "Sadie" L. Delany and A. Elizabeth "Bessie" Delany, two civil rights pioneers who were born in the late 19th century to a former slave.
- Sarah Louise Delany, Annie Elizabeth Delany, Amy Hill Hearth
- September 19, 1993
This is a delightful small memoir of the lives of two 100-year-old African-American sisters who suffered under Jim Crow and other repressive situations, yet managed to be college educated (one a dentist, the other a teacher) and homeowners. These ladies are absolutely irrepressible! They say whatever they think.