- Sarah Delany
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Sarah (Sadie) Delany, the last of the storied Delany sisters, died peacefully in her sleep at age 109 yesterday at her home in Mount Vernon, N.Y., spokesmen for her family said.
She was the oldest survivor of one of America’s most remarkable families, the daughter of a man who had been born a slave, and the first colored woman—the term she preferred—ever permitted to teach home economics in white New York City schools.
Miss Delany and her younger sister, Dr. A. Elizabeth (Bessie) Delany, were always celebrated in Harlem, where they lived and flourished from 1916 to 1957, after leaving their native Raleigh, N.C.
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