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Delany, Sarah Louise 1889-1999

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Works: 44 works in 141 publications in 6 languages and 10,744 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Juvenile works  Quotations  Handbooks and manuals  History  Educational films  Internet videos  Drama  Film adaptations 
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Most widely held works about Sarah Louise Delany
 
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Most widely held works by Sarah Louise Delany
Having our say : the Delany sisters' first 100 years by Sarah Louise Delany( Recording )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the Delany sisters as they recall the growth of black freedom and the black middle class
Conversation : the Delany sisters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NewsHour correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault interviews Sarah and Bessie Delany. They discuss life in the South for African-Americans in the early 20th century, coping with the Jim Crow laws, and bigotry in the North
Having our say : the Delany sisters' first 100 years by Sarah Louise Delany( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Levensverhaal van twee dochters van slaven, geboren eind 19e euw. In de "as told to"--Vorm
Having our say : [Program by Emily Mann( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HAVING OUR SAY by Sarah Louise Delany( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their 200-plus combined years of living, centenarians Sadie and Bessie Delany have seen it all. They saw their extraordinary father, who was born into slavery, become America's first elected black Episcopal bishop. They saw their dedicated mother?a woman of mixed racial heritage who was born free?work fulltime as a teacher and school administrator while bringing ten children into the world, all of whom would become college-educated, successful professionals. They saw the post-Reconstruction South, the beginning of Jim Crow laws, Harlem's Golden Age, and the mid-twentieth century Civil Rights movement?and, in their own feisty, wise, inimitable way, they've got a lot to say about it. A firsthand account of American history from a rarely-heard perspective, Having Our Say teaches us about surviving, thriving, and embracing life, no matter what obstacles are in our way. Having Our Say, first published in 1993, is considered a classic of the oral history genre. Dr. A. Elizabeth (?Bessie") Delany and Sarah L. (?Sadie") Delany were born in Raleigh, North Carolina, on the campus of St. Augustine's School (now College). Their father, born into slavery, was an administrator at the school and America's first elected black Episcopal bishop. Sarah received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Columbia University and was New York City's first appointed black home economics teacher at the high school level. Elizabeth received her degree in dental surgery from Columbia University and was the second black woman licensed to practice dentistry in New York State. The two sisters spurned offers of marriage, choosing instead to pursue their careers. In 1960, they retired and bought a house in Mt. Vernon, New York, where they lived in obscurity until 1991, when a journalist named Amy Hill Hearth tracked them down and interviewed them for a feature story in The New York Times. Ms. Hearth worked closed with the sisters for the next two years to expand her story into book form. The result was Having Our Say, a New York Times bestseller for 113 weeks that was adapted to the Broadway stage and for an award-winning telefilm. Bessie Delany died in 1995; Sadie in 1999. They are buried in Raleigh beside their parents. AMY HILL HEARTH began her career as a newspaper reporter. HAVING OUR SAY is her first book. She has since written six more nonfiction books and an acclaimed novel, MISS DREAMSVILLE AND THE COLLIER COUNTY WOMEN'S LITERARY SOCIETY. ?A proud, vivid oral history." -Newsweek magazine "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." ? The 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 Est?s, author of Women Who Run With the Wolves "An unforgettable testimony to the dignity and courage of African-American women." ? Shirlee Taylor Haizlip
Having our say : the Delany sisters' first one hundred years by Sarah Louise Delany( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the lives of Sarah and Annie Delany, sisters who lived past the age of 100
Unsere ersten hundert Jahre : die Delany-Schwestern erzählen by Sarah Louise Delany( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Delany sisters' book of everyday wisdom by Sarah Louise Delany( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bessie and Elizabeth Delany, both over one-hundred years old, answer questions and offer advice on a variety of everyday topics
On my own at 107 : reflections on life without Bessie by Sarah Louise Delany( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On My Own at 107 is Sarah "Sadie" Delany's tribute to Bessie, her beloved younger sister and century-long companion, who died on September 25, 1995, at age 104. Just four years earlier, Bessie and Sadie, along with former New York Times reporter Amy Hill Hearth, co-wrote the bestselling Having Our Say, which told the story of the sisters' remarkable lives as witnesses to a century. Here, Sadie reflects on the first year following Bessie's death
Weisheiten aus hundert Lebensjahren( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tenemos mucho que decir : los primeros 100 años de las hermanas Delany by Sarah Louise Delany( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seidī to besshī( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ora tocca a noi by Sarah Louise Delany( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vores første 100 år : to amerikanske søstres usædvanlige livshistorie by Sarah Louise Delany( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amerika kokujin shimai no isseiki : kazoku sabetsu jidai o kataru by Sarah Louise Delany( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having our say : the Delany sisters' first one hundred years( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters, both over 100 years old, recall their lives and how they overcame the racist conventions of their youth, and how their family handled the times with dignity and wisdom
Classification and specification in the BIM process by Sarah Louise Delany( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The speaker discusses developing specifications throughout the BIM (building information modelling) process, looking at NBS Crate and information sharing. She also outlines the unified version of Uniclass (Uniclass 2)
The Delany sisters' book of wisdom by Sarah Louise Delany( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Vores første 100 år by Sarah Louise Delany( Recording )

2 editions published in 1998 in Danish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Eye to eye with Connie Chung( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In their first broadcast interview, Sarah and Elizabeth Delany tell Charles Kuralt about their remarkable lives. The two sisters moved from North Carolina to Harlem and have served the community ever since. They are daughters of a man born into slavery, who themselves lived through Jim Crow, through the Harlem renaissance, and through the civil rights movement. The Delany sisters understand a great deal about racism, about family and about love. ... Elizabeth is 102 years old, Sarah is 104. They have lived together for over one hundred years, never having married. In 1920, Sarah graduated from Teacher's College at Columbia University and got a job at an all white New York City High School by intentionally not showing up for a job interview. Elizabeth graduated three years later and became the second black woman licensed to practice dentistry in the state of New York."--1993 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt. The Delaney sisters share a day in their lives with Charles Kuralt as they briefly discuss their family and why they chose not to marry. They also discuss their views on race relations in America. The program includes historical family photographs
 
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Alternative Names
Delany, Sadie 1889-1999

Delany, Sarah.

Delany, Sarah Louise

Sadie Delany

サラ・ルイス・デラニー

ディレーニー, セアラ・L

デレイニィ, セラ・ルイーズ

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Having our say : the Delany sisters' first 100 yearsHAVING OUR SAYThe Delany sisters' book of everyday wisdomOn my own at 107 : reflections on life without BessieThe Delany sisters' book of wisdomThe Delany sisters' book of everyday wisdomOn my own at 107 : reflections on life without Bessie