"I felt proud to be an American citizen reading Having Our Say…the two voices, beautifully blended…evoke an epic history…often cruel and brutal, but always deeply humane."
— The New York Times Book Review
"The Lord won’t hold it against me that I’m colored because he made me that way! He thinks I am beautiful! And so do I even with all my wrinkles!"
— Bessie Delany, at age 102
"This Jim Crow mess was pure foolishness. It’s not law anymore, but it’s still in some people’s hearts. I just laugh it off, child. I never let prejudice stop me from what I wanted to do in this life."
— Sadie Delany, at age 104
"This book is destined to become a classic! The Delany sisters–leave to us the best of legacies-two sets of dancing footprints for us to follow all our days ahead."
— Clarissa Pinkola Estés, author of Women Who Run With the Wolves
"An unforgettable testimony to the dignity and courage of African-American women."
— Shirlee Taylor Haizlip