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.Title: Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters First 100 Years
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. - Goodreads
Author: Sarah Delany, Amy Hill Hearth, A. Elizabeth Delany
Release Date: September 15th 1993
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 and both lived to be over 100 by 1991! These women had lived through segregation, prohibition, JFK, the civil rights movement, and so much more! They grew up in the south, but later on they moved to the north up to NYC area.
I would say it's a wonderful and fascinating read. It is worth at least once to be read.