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Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First One Hundred Years
     

Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First One Hundred Years

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Director: Lynne Littman, Diahann Carroll, Ruby Dee, Amy Madigan

Cast: Lynne Littman, Diahann Carroll, Ruby Dee, Amy Madigan

 

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Based on the best-selling book by Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth, which was later adapted into a Broadway play, Having Our Say tells the true story of the Delany Sisters, two African-American women who were fathered by a former slave, went on to attend college, and witnessed the slow but steady advance of civil rights in America

Overview

Based on the best-selling book by Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth, which was later adapted into a Broadway play, Having Our Say tells the true story of the Delany Sisters, two African-American women who were fathered by a former slave, went on to attend college, and witnessed the slow but steady advance of civil rights in America before a reporter for The New York Times sat down with them to record their story. In the film version, 103-year-old Sadie (Diahann Carroll) is a polite and soft-spoken woman who deals cheerfully with the questions of journalist Amy Hill Hearth (Amy Madigan). Sadie's considerably more feisty 101-year-old sister (and housemate) Bessie (Ruby Dee) grumbles about "white people who ask you to explain the obvious to them," but soon adds her own stories as the Delanys discuss their quietly remarkable lives as career women and racial pioneers who not only survived Jim Crow laws, they outlived Jim Crow, as well. Produced for CBS Television, Having Our Say was first aired April 18, 1999. Incidentally, Bessie Delany died in 1995 at age 104, while Sadie, at 110, passed on in 1999, only a few months before this was first aired.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/03/2012
UPC:
0043396404991
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
NR
Source:
Sony Pictures Home
Sales rank:
3,774

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Diahann Carroll Sarah L. "Sadie" Delany
Ruby Dee Annie Elizabeth "Bessie" Delany
Amy Madigan Amy Hill Hearth
Lisa Anderson Sadie in her 20s
Audra McDonald Bessie in her 20s
Mykelti Williamson Papa Delany
Lonette McKee Mama Delany
Richard Roundtree Booker T. Washington
Della Reese Martha Logan
Clifton Powell Actor
Bumper Robinson Actor
Lizan Mitchell Actor
Micki Grant Actor

Technical Credits
Lynne Littman Director
AFX Studio Makeup
Tony Amatullo Producer
Charles C. Bennett Production Designer
Terence Blanchard Score Composer
Jaki Brown Casting
Frank Byers Cinematographer
Chez Group Casting
Camille O. Cosby Executive Producer
Joe DeOliveira Associate Producer
Jeffrey S. Grant Executive Producer
Shay Griffin Casting
Judith James Executive Producer
Roseanne Leto Co-producer
Emily Mann Teleplay
Rita Riggs Costumes/Costume Designer
Brent White Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First One Hundred Years
1. Chapter 1 [10:36]
2. Chapter 2 [10:14]
3. Chapter 3 [8:52]
4. Chapter 4 [10:09]
5. Chapter 5 [10:17]
6. Chapter 6 [9:19]
7. Chapter 7 [11:29]
8. Chapter 8 [10:04]
9. Chapter 9 [12:37]

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Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First One Hundred Years 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I rented this movie for my family. After a few minutes into the movie my husband, unenthusiastic at first, wouldn't get up from the couch unless I paused the tape. This film makes you understand the elderly and appreciate the struggles they went through to get us where we are today. You will also be reminded of how precious life is and be motivated to live it to the fullest. This is definitely a movie that should be included in every African-American household video library!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Glad to have finally found this on disc.A must watch for anyone interested in this subject type.Seen it when it first appeared on cable.Absolutely love it.That comment in that last review about this being included in every African-American library is wrong,this should be included in everyones library.Educational as well as entertaining.I'm a 48 yr old white man.RIP Sarah & Liz, you are truly 2 lost treasures.