Study Guide

Having Our Say Allusions

By Sarah and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

  • Shakespeare (4.11.5)
  • Shakespeare, Othello (5.24.4)

Historical References

  • "The Surrender" (2.5.1)
  • Robert E. Lee (2.5.1)
  • War of 1812 (2.6.3)
  • Booker T. Washington (4.13.10, referenced throughout)
  • Marcus Garvey (5.15.9)
  • Brooke Astor (5.17.5)
  • Dan Quayle (5.17.28)
  • Walter White (5.19.16, 5.21.11)
  • Dr. Louis T. Wright (5.19.17)
  • James Weldon Johnson (5.19.17)
  • E. Franklin Frazier (5.21.5)
  • W.E.B. Du Bois (5.21.11, referenced throughout)
  • Fiorello La Guardia (5.23.10)
  • David Duke (5.25.34)
  • Madame C.J. Walker (6.27.3)
  • A'leilia Walker Robinson (6.27.3)
  • Adam Clayton Powell (6.27.7)
  • Eleanor Roosevelt (6.27.7-8)
  • Queen Victoria (6.28.18)
  • John Kennedy (7.30.21)
  • Malcolm X (7.30.22-23)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. (7.30.22-30)
  • Robert Kennedy (7.30.22)
  • Ted Kennedy (7.30.22)
  • Bill Clinton (7.30.31)
  • Jimmy Carter (7.30.31)
  • Lyndon Johnson (7.30.31)
  • Harry Truman (7.30.31)
  • Ross Perot (7.30.34)
  • Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill scandal (7.31.34)

Pop Culture References