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Having Our Say: Delany Sisters' First 100 Years

Having Our Say: Delany Sisters' First 100 Years

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Sunday, April 18, 1999 11.8 18 1
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  • Season: 1998-99
  • Network: CBS
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: Black Story, Biography, True Story, Period Piece
  • Based On: Having Our Say written by Emily Mann
  • Misc.: Based On Book/Play

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the play by Emily Mann. Two black sisters, former teacher Sadie Delany and outspoken retired dentist Bessie Delany, who at ages 103 and 101 respectively, tell their stories to a NY Times reporter. Raised in North Carolina by strong willed parents, the sisters moved to NY city and became pioneers professionally and politically, stubbornly overcoming racial prejudiced and sexist attitudes.


Production Company:

  • Kraft, Televest IAW Columbia TriStar TV

Production Type:

  • Independent
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