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Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years Themes

Sarah Louise Delany
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Themes

Civil rights

The civil rights movement is a major component in "Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters First 100 Years" written by Sarah and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth. The Delany family was involved in civil rights before the movement even had a name. The book mentions rights and racism from page one; how it affected the authors, family and friends, and the entire black community.

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. Of the ten Delany children, each went to college and followed the path set by Henry and Nanny, remembering to perform service whenever and wherever possible. Because St. Aug's was a predominantly black school, there wasn't much racism to be encountered. The children...

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