Everything you need to understand or teach Having Our Say (novel) by Sarah Louise Delany.
"Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters First 100 Years" written by Sarah and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth is a work of non-fiction and therefore has a unique tone for a memoir. The Delanys, particularly Bessie, are well known for being outspoken, straightforward and unapologetic.
Although the book is a joint memoir, the sisters are able to present many facts objectively. The author adds in some historical time frame markers to assist the narrative, which is helpful to the reader. The sisters also relay their view of things as they were (e.g., Harlem during the Depression) and compare those things to the accounts written in history books.
Henry Delany and Nanny Logan Delany did something very few people did in the early 1900s. Both went to college at St. Augustine's School and received degrees. Henry became a preacher and Nanny more or less ran the school...
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years Lesson Plans contain 122 pages of teaching material, including: