The Leadership Conference is working diligently to see that Tom Perez is confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Labor. Perez is an eminently qualified public servant and consensus builder who has dedicated his career to ensuring that all individuals are treated fairly and have the opportunity to succeed. He has served with integrity and distinction at the local, state and national level, compiling an outstanding record of achievement.
Civil Rights Book Club: 'Having Our Say' by Sarah and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth
March 26, 2010 - Posted by Beth Sadler
In "Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters First 100 Years," reporter Amy Hill Hearth interviews two African-American sisters, Sadie and Bessie Delany, who are both more than 100 years old. The Delaney sisters share the stories of their lives as they witness major changes in the United States over the course of the 20th century, including the aftermath of Reconstruction, the implementation of Jim Crow in the South, and the Civil Rights Movement.
A feisty duo, Sadie and Bessie speak candidly about everything from escaping racism in the South, to life in New York City during the Harlem Renaissance, to their experiences with sexism and feminism. Through alternating chapters the reader feels as though he or she is listening in on a conversation between the two sisters. Their discussions of race relations and other issues are interwoven into their humorous stories, and reflect personalities that are larger than life.
The Civil Rights Book Club aims to provide context and provoke discussion about today's top social justice concerns. Each week, we profile a book, a movie, or other media that represent the diversity of the contemporary social justice movement. You can help support The Education Fund by purchasing Book Club selections through the Amazon.com link on our website.