Study Guide

Having Our Say Characters

Sadie

Oh Sadie; don't you know we love you?Let us list the ways. Sadie has the quiet strength of her...

Bessie

For some crazy reason, Bessie Delany doesn't think she's getting into heaven. Puh-leaze. In fact,...

Nanny Delany

This character analysis goes out to all those mamas who profit dollars and all the honeys making...

Henry Delany

Henry might as well be Moses, because he leads the Delanys out of slavery and into the Promised...

Little Hubie

Although Sadie and Bessie never have kids, they treat their nieces and nephews (and anyone in...

Bessie Jr.

You don't have to be blood to be family, and Shmoop pities the fool who thinks otherwise.During...

Mr. Miliam & Martha Logan

They call James Miliam the "meanest-looking man in Pittsylvania County, Virginia," and for good...