Sunday, February 27, 2011

Happy Black HerStory Month!

Happy Black HerStory Month!
We Honor The Delany Sisters (Sarah Louise “Sadie” Delany (1889 – 1999) was an American Educator and Civil Rights Pioneer. "Sadie" was the first Black person permitted to teach domestic science in the New York public schools.
Annie Elizabeth “Bessie” Delany (1891 - 1995) was an American Dentist and Civil Rights Pioneer.
"Bessie" earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Columbia University in 1923. Bessie was the second Black woman licensed to practice dentistry in New York.
In 1991, The Delany Sisters were interviewed by journalist Amy Hill Hearth, who wrote a feature story about them for The New York Times. A New York book publisher read Hearth's newspaper story and asked her to write a full-length book on the sisters. Ms. Hearth and the sisters worked closely for two years to create the book, an oral history called
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years.
In 1994, the sisters and Hearth published The Delany Sisters' Book of Everyday Wisdom, a follow up to Having Our Say.
After Bessie's death in 1995 at age 104, Sadie Delany and Hearth created a third book,
On My Own At 107, Reflections on Life Without Bessie. Sadie passed away in 1999 at 109.

Happy Black History!

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