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Sarah L. Delany (1889–1999)

Autor(a) de Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years

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About the Author

Sarah Louise (Sadie) Delany was born in 1889. Her father was a former slave and her mother's parents were a free African American woman and a white Virginia farmer. Sarah Delany had nine siblings, including her sister, Elizabeth, born in 1891, with whom she co-authored Having Our Say: The Delany mostrar mais Sisters' First 100 Years. The book chronicles the story of their well-lived lives with wit and wisdom. It begins with an idyllic childhood in North Carolina where their father was the principal of St. Augustine's School. The legislation of Jim Crow laws prompted their move to Harlem. Sarah Delany attended Pratt College, becoming a high school teacher, and Elizabeth Delany attended Columbia University, becoming a dentist. The sisters experienced most of the 20th century and describe major events such as the struggle for Civil Rights and their feelings about it. Delany has also coauthored The Delany Sisters' Book of Everyday Wisdom and On My Own at 107: Reflections on Life Without Bessie, written following the death of her sister. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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(eng) Do NOT combine Sarah Delany with Elizabeth Delany, or any of the variants that include both their names. Thank you.

Obras de Sarah L. Delany

Associated Works

Honey, Hush! An Anthology of African American Women's Humor (1997) — Contribuinte — 78 cópias
Having Our Say [1999 TV movie] (1999) — Original book — 3 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Delany, Sarah L.
Nome de batismo
Delany, Sarah Louise
Outros nomes
Delany, Sadie
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Mount Hope Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Local de nascimento
Lynch's Station, Virginia, USA
Local de falecimento
Mount Vernon, Virginia, USA
Locais de residência
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
New York, New York, USA
Pratt Institute (AA|1918)
Columbia University (BA|1920|MA|1925)
Delaney, Samuel R. (nephew)
Delany, A. Elizabeth (sister)
Pequena biografia
Sadie Delany was a nonagenarian when she found fame in 1993, after a joint oral history of her life and that of her sister Bessie became the best-selling book Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years. One of ten children born to a former slave who became the first African-American Episcopal bishop, Delany was educated at St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, N.C. She left the Jim Crow-era South in 1916 to move to New York, where Bessie joined her less than two years later. In 1923 Delany became the first black woman to teach home economics (then called domestic science) in New York City public schools, at Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Bronx. Over the years she also taught at P.S. 119 and both Girls' and Evander Childs High Schools before retiring in 1960. The sisters' book was adapted for the Broadway stage in 1995, the year in which Bessie Delany died at the age of 104. As a tribute to the younger sister to whom she was so close, Sadie published a second book, On My Own at 107: Reflections on a Life Without Bessie.
Aviso de desambiguação
Do NOT combine Sarah Delany with Elizabeth Delany, or any of the variants that include both their names. Thank you.



Super interesting story of an educated black family as told by two elderly sisters and their memories of how things have changed over the years.
kslade | outras 19 resenhas | Dec 8, 2022 |
Read out loud to my grandmother when she was alive. She and I both loved it.
paroof | outras 19 resenhas | Nov 27, 2022 |
Charming, interesting, and easy to read! I really enjoyed the perspectives of the sisters, who are from a bygone era and had a lot of wisdom to pass on. I felt I was really hearing their voices. The interstitial material about history written by the editor/ghostwriter was pretty simpleminded, though.
jollyavis | outras 19 resenhas | Dec 14, 2021 |
Two sisters of mixed parentage, both over 100 years of age, share their observations on life from a unique perspective. Their father was born into slavery, but became the first black bishop in the Episcopal church, as well as vice-principal of St. Augustine's School in Raleigh, NC. Bessie was the second black woman to be licensed to practice dentistry in New York State; Sadie was a teacher. Both women chose their professions over marriage, feeling they could not do justice to both, but both also spent endless time and effort supporting members of their large family when need arose. They were active in the civil rights movement, and witnessed an incredible march of history. They lived together in Harlem for many years, and eventually moved to a predominantly white neighborhood in Mount Vernon, NY, where Bessie died at the age of 104 (about 3 years after this book was written), and Sadie died at 107. This is just irresistible.
Review written March 2016
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laytonwoman3rd | outras 19 resenhas | Apr 9, 2019 |



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