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Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (TV Movie 1999) Poster

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Annie Elizabeth 'Bessie' Delany: We are not old maids, we are maiden ladies.

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Bessie in her 20s: I know what kind of professor he is, I've seen his kind before.

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Annie Elizabeth 'Bessie' Delany: I'm going blind.

Sadie Delany: You just spotted a speck of dust on my pants leg from three feet away.

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Amy Hill Hearth: Which would you say is harder, being a woman, or...

Sadie DelanyAnnie Elizabeth 'Bessie' Delany: Being colored.

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Annie Elizabeth 'Bessie' Delany: Sadie, the family's trying to get us a phone again.

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Annie Elizabeth 'Bessie' Delany: Young man, if the phone company gave us a phone for free and sent somebody to stand over that phone and answer that phone for us...

Annie Elizabeth 'Bessie' DelanySadie Delany: We still wouldn't want a phone.

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Sadie Delany: You should've run into the woods with those other school teachers.

Annie Elizabeth 'Bessie' Delany: I'd rather die than back down.

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Annie Elizabeth 'Bessie' Delany: [on how they have lived so long] We never had husbands to worry us to death.

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Bessie in her 20s: I've already helped raise my 10 brothers and sisters, I feel like I've raised the whole world, I don't want to have kids.

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