A book review of having our say about the delany sisters

They worked as teachers in the South and moved on to advanced degrees and careers in New York City. If that boy was colored he'd be washing dishes somewhere.

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Today, looking back, they continue to reflect the wisdom, humor, and feistiness that enabled them to triumph over racism and sexism--the latter, in their opinion, not as corrosive as the former.

Augustine's School near Raleigh, where their father was the principal, the two girls were expected, like their eight other siblings, to excel both academically and morally.

It went to Broadway. The Delanys aren't optimistic about the future of race relations, believing that the momentum of the civil- rights struggle was taken away by the Vietnam War.

A book review of having our say about the delany sisters

The two were soon prominent in Harlem, befriending the black elite Booker T. What you get is the Delany ladies having their say, no bells or whistles to accessorize the evening. The Delanys aren't optimistic about the future of race relations, believing that the momentum of the civil- rights struggle was taken away by the Vietnam War. An uplifting and delightful introduction to two splendid women of remarkable good sense and grace--and a fascinating chapter of history as well. I went to college; I paid my own way. I was brought up in a good family. This is an oral history taken from the Delany sisters by Amy Hill Hearth, otherwise I would have shelved it as an auto-biography. It went to Broadway. Still, the play can get repetitive at times, especially with its multiple passages about the deaths of family members.

Share this. What you get is the Delany ladies having their say, no bells or whistles to accessorize the evening.

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Still, the play can get repetitive at times, especially with its multiple passages about the deaths of family members. And I'm NOT scrubbing floors. Daughters of the nation's first black Episcopal bishop, Sadie and Bessie Delany, born in and respectively, are a living record of the seismic changes that have affected black America since Emancipation.

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