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Delany, Sarah Louise (Sadie)

Born: 1889 AD
Died: 1999 AD, at 109 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Educators


US author and schoolteacher


1889 - Born on the 19th of September.


Delany was educated at St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, N.C.


1916-1918 - She left the Jim Crow-era South to move to New York, where Bessie joined her.


1918 - Delany enrolled in Teachers College after graduating from Pratt Institute.


1920 - Earned her undergraduate degree.


1923 - Became the first black woman to teach home economics in New York City public schools, at Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Bronx.


1993-1994 - with Bessie Delany, co-wrote memoir "Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years" 1993, collection "The Delany Sisters' Book of Everyday Wisdom" 1994.


1993 - Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest authors.


1999 - Sarah Louise Delany died on 25th of January.





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