Study Guide

Having Our Say Part II, Introduction

By Sarah and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth

Part II, Introduction

  • Henry—the sisters' father—is still young when the Civil War ends. The Delanys work inside the plantation house and are taught to read and write—a rarity among slaves.
  • The Logans—their mother's family—are free citizens who live in Virginia. Although they weren't enslaved, they face plenty of discrimination from white citizens.

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