Having Our Say
The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years
by Sarah and A. Elizabeth Delany (with Amy Hill Hearth), Kodansha America, 210 pages.
Some of Sarah and Bessie Delany’s recollections of their Southern girlhoods and seventy-five independent years in New York City first appeared in our October issue. The full volume contains more adventures from throughout their lives, including a near run-in with the Ku Klux Klan on Long Island, and offers their views on current politics. Bessie predicts “there will be a white woman President before there is a Negro President. And if a Negro is elected President? That person will be a Negro woman.”