In his Hartford Courant review, Christopher Arnott writes “Having Our Say is a special sort of show. Part storytelling revue, part civil rights drama, part housekeeping ritual. The stories Sadie and Bessie tell largely concern the racism and chauvinism they experienced as African-American women during the 20th century, tempered with tales of personal triumph, social progress and supportive friends and family members.”
Developed as an online companion piece to the Delany sisters’ story, Having Their Say is an oral history project in which Hartford Stage “invited a group of local African-American female students to partner with 10 African-American women over the age of 70 to share stories specific to our Hartford community. Through a series of intergenerational dialogues, the participants exchanged their personal journeys, reflecting on the influences that have shaped their lives here in our city.”
Don Shaw, Jr.
Write and Editor