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Delany, Sarah Louise

Born: 1889 AD
Died: 1999 AD
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.