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Having Our Say tells the story of the Delany Sisters who with intelligence and good humor have stood witness to 100 years of American life Sadie and Bessie Delany remember the 1890s to the 1990s with wit and insight born of a hundred years of living as African American women Bessie and Sadie Delany had many experiences in their 100 years of life In the book they talk about their experiences as African Americans and the way that the worlds views change during their time Their father was born into slavery and was well educated by his owners In fact they were all treated well and were educated Their parents got married which in many cases was not allowed on the plantations Because of their fathers education they ended up very well off when they were finally released from slavery With his education he was able to get ahead of many of the other former slaves of the day He eventually worked his way up the ladder to the top Bessie and Sadie used the examples that their father had given them and applied them to every day life in order to be the best people that they could be They did not give up in any way for anything that they believed in They all got a good education and used it to help others One was a school teacher and the other a doctor They set up a clinic where they would treat even the sickest of patients It didnt matter what was wrong with them They were there to help That is what they were taught to do They talked about the world wars and the civil rights movement and how the Rosa Parks incident sparked a major movement for equality lead by Martin Luther King Jr They also talked about how much they loved each other and the rest of the family How when one of their sisters
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