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The Delany Sisters’ Century

May 2024
1min read

Two extraordinary women, both over a hundred years old, tell their story in their own words—brave, clear-eyed, and with the greatest good humor. It’s a tale that stretches back to slavery days, through Harlem in the 1920s, and on up until now. As Sadie and Bessie like to say, it is not “black” or “women’s” history; it belongs to us all.

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