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Popular Book Discussion: Having Our Say: the Delany Sisters' first 100 years

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
6:30pm - 7:30pm
North Park - Meeting Room

Join us for friendly discussion of books that have caught the popular interest: fiction, memoir, non-fiction alike.

This month we are reading Having Our Say: the Delany Sisters' first 100 years. Written by Sarah Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany, the book captures a past too many have forgotten. In their 200+ combined years, Sadie and Bessie Delany have seen it all. They saw their father, who was born into slavery, become America's first black Episcopal bishop. They saw their mother--a woman of mixed racial parentage who was born free--give birth to ten children, all of whom would become college-educated, successful professionals in a time when blacks could scarcely expect to receive a high school diploma. They saw the post-Reconstruction South, the Jim Crow laws, Harlem's Golden Age, and the Civil Rights movement--and, in their own feisty, wise, inimitable way, they've got a lot to say about it.More than a firsthand account of black American history, "Having Our Say" teaches us about surviving, thriving, and embracing life, no matter what obstacles are in our way.

More Info

  • Presenter: Michelle, Lori
  • Event Type: Book Discussion
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Contact: Michelle, 428-8237, ext 4420