I recommend this book to people who like to read true stories. I enjoyed it very much. This book is about the Delany sisters, who lived over 100 years and never got married. They were descendants of a black family when slavery existed. Their family got mixed with the white race, but even though they had light skin, they were not accepted as white. Sadie was born in Virginia in 1889, and Bessie was born in Raleigh in 1891. Bessie Elizabeth became the second black woman to be a dentist, and her sister Sadie became a teacher. As hard as it was back then for black people, the Delany family all became professionals. They thank their parents for their guidance and support. Since they were a middle class family they had to work their way through school. Doctor Delany didn’t forget where she came from. She donated her services to the children of the black low income families, so they can have a dental check up since they cannot afford to pay for one because it was required to be accepted in school.Having Our Say is a story of a black American family who struggled through slavery and discrimination, but even those barriers didn’t stop them from achieving their goals of education for a better life. I admire the Delany family. This story was an inspiration to me.