Delany is a surname and may refer to:

  • Dana Delany (born 1956), American actress
  • James Delany (born 1948), commissioner of the Big Ten Conference.
  • Martin Delany (1812 – 1885), African-American abolitionist
  • Mary Delany (1700-1788), artist and writer.
  • Samuel R. Delany (born 1942), American science fiction author
  • Sarah Louise ("Sadie") and Annie Elizabeth ("Bessie") Delany, African-American civil rights pioneers and authors.
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Famous quotes containing the word delany:

    I never let prejudice stop me from what I wanted to do in this life.
    —Sarah Louise Delany (b. 1889) don’t have to be as good as white people, you have to be better or the best. When Negroes are average, they fail, unless they are very, very lucky. Now, if you’re average and white, honey, you can go far. Just look at Dan Quayle. If that boy was colored he’d be washing dishes somewhere.
    —Annie Elizabeth Delany (b. 1891)

    [My mother told me:] “You must decide whether you want to get married someday, or have a career.”... I set my sights on the career. I thought, what does any man really have to offer me?
    —Annie Elizabeth Delany (b. 1891)