Having Our Say

Author: Sarah L. Delany

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing

ISBN: 9798212171281

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 182

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Warm, feisty, and intelligent, the Delany sisters speak their mind in a book that is at once a vital historical record and a moving portrait of two remarkable women who continued to love, laugh, and embrace life after over a hundred years of living side by side. Their sharp memories show us the post-Reconstruction South and Booker T. Washington, Harlem’s Golden Age and Langston Hughes, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Paul Robeson. Bessie breaks barriers to become a dentist; Sadie quietly integrates the New York City system as a high school teacher. Their extraordinary story makes an important contribution to our nation’s heritage—and an indelible impression on our lives.
A Study Guide for Emily Mann's

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410347817

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 20

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A Study Guide for Emily Mann's "Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
Having Our Say

Author: Emily Mann

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 0822215020

Category: African American families

Page: 72

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THE STORY: HAVING OUR SAY opens as 103-year-old Sadie Delany and 101-year-old Bessie Delany welcome us into their Mount Vernon, New York, home. As they prepare a celebratory dinner in remembrance of their father's birthday, they take us on a remark
Harlem Renaissance Lives from the African American National Biography

Author: Henry Louis Gates (Jr.)


ISBN: 9780195387957

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 609

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The Harlem Renaissance is the best known and most widely studied cultural movement in African American history. Now, in Harlem Renaissance Lives, esteemed scholars Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham have selected 300 key biographical entries culled from the eight-volume African American National Biography, providing an authoritative who's who of this seminal period. Here readers will find engagingly written and authoritative articles on notable African Americans who made significant contributions to literature, drama, music, visual art, or dance, including such central figures as poet Langston Hughes, novelist Zora Neale Hurston, aviator Bessie Coleman, blues singer Ma Rainey, artist Romare Bearden, dancer Josephine Baker, jazzman Louis Armstrong, and the intellectual giant W. E. B. Du Bois. Also included are biographies of people like the Scottsboro Boys, who were not active within the movement but who nonetheless profoundly affected the artistic and political statements that came from Harlem Renaissance figures. The volume will also feature a preface by the editors, an introductory essay by historian Cary D. Wintz, and 75 illustrations.
Having My Say!

Author: Safronia Banks

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595334537

Category: Poetry

Page: 102

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Judge Me Not Not by my past which has helped to mold me Not by my parents whom were there to scold me Not by my looks, they tend to deceive Not by my financial stature as money doesn't define me Look past my color so beautiful and brown Look past my ancestral features, from royalty I was born Look past my failures I will be a success Look past the immediate to glimpse my true self My soul, my depth, my strength, my inner beauty My intellectual mind, my ingenuity All these things you never see, for you take one glance and proceed to judge me Judge Me Not! In Having My Say, author Safronia Banks has devised her universal poetic selections to richly define religion, passion, sorrow, strength, and bitter reality.







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The weekly source of African American political and entertainment news.
Women Coauthors

Author: Holly A. Laird

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252025474

Category: American literature

Page: 356

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This is the first examination of women in writing collaborations, which throws new light on partnered creativity, disturbing traditional views of the "author."
African American Lives

Author: Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199882861

Category: History

Page: 1056

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African American Lives offers up-to-date, authoritative biographies of some 600 noteworthy African Americans. These 1,000-3,000 word biographies, selected from over five thousand entries in the forthcoming eight-volume African American National Biography, illuminate African-American history through the immediacy of individual experience. From Esteban, the earliest known African to set foot in North America in 1528, right up to the continuing careers of Venus and Serena Williams, these stories of the renowned and the near forgotten give us a new view of American history. Our past is revealed from personal perspectives that in turn inspire, move, entertain, and even infuriate the reader. Subjects include slaves and abolitionists, writers, politicians, and business people, musicians and dancers, artists and athletes, victims of injustice and the lawyers, journalists, and civil rights leaders who gave them a voice. Their experiences and accomplishments combine to expose the complexity of race as an overriding issue in America's past and present. African American Lives features frequent cross-references among related entries, over 300 illustrations, and a general index, supplemented by indexes organized by chronology, occupation or area of renown, and winners of particular honors such as the Spingarn Medal, Nobel Prize, and Pulitzer Prize.

Black Enterprise

Black Enterprise





Page: 224

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BLACK ENTERPRISE is the ultimate source for wealth creation for African American professionals, entrepreneurs and corporate executives. Every month, BLACK ENTERPRISE delivers timely, useful information on careers, small business and personal finance.
Aging, Spirituality, and Religion

Author: Melvin Kimble

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 0800632737

Category: Religion

Page: 500

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Volume II picks up where Volume I left off--with practical advice and tools for ministry with the aging in a variety of settings. Gerontological and theological perspectives undergird the practical guidance and a final section treats of the unique ethical issues involved in ministry with the aging.
North Carolina Women

Author: Michele Gillespie

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820347561

Category: History

Page: 424

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By the twentieth century, North Carolina’s progressive streak had strengthened, thanks in large part to a growing number of women who engaged in and influenced state and national policies and politics. These women included Gertrude Weil who fought tirelessly for the Nineteenth Amendment, which extended suffrage to women, and founded the state chapter of the League of Women Voters once the amendment was ratified in 1920. Gladys Avery Tillett, an ardent Democrat and supporter of Roosevelt's New Deal, became a major presence in her party at both the state and national levels. Guion Griffis Johnson turned to volunteer work in the postwar years, becoming one of the state's most prominent female civic leaders. Through her excellent education, keen legal mind, and family prominence, Susie Sharp in 1949 became the first woman judge in North Carolina and in 1974 the first woman in the nation to be elected and serve as chief justice of a state supreme court. Throughout her life, the Reverend Dr. Anna Pauline "Pauli" Murray charted a religious, literary, and political path to racial reconciliation on both a national stage and in North Carolina. This is the second of two volumes that together explore the diverse and changing patterns of North Carolina women's lives. The essays in this volume cover the period beginning with women born in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries but who made their greatest contributions to the social, political, cultural, legal, and economic life of the state during the late progressive era through the late twentieth century.