R.I.P.

Sarah Delany

Born Sep 19, 1889 - Died Jan 25, 1999.

Sarah Delany, co-author of 'Having Our Say,' dead at 109

[Obit from GoCarolinas.com]

A North Carolina woman who witnessed the whole 20th century has died.

Sadie Delany and her sister Bessie grew up in Raleigh, the daughters of a slave. They moved later to New York City.

After they turned 100 years old, they wrote a best-selling book about their lives as a teacher and a dentist.

Sadie died in her sleep in her home outside New York. She was 109 years old. Bessie died in 1995.

(ęCopyright 1999 GoCarolinas.com)

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