"Remnants is an extraordinary gift. It is a kind of Rosetta Stone of the African American Woman's soul—all the 'remnants,' the bits and pieces Rosemarie carefully saved, remembered, nurtured, in her ancestors, relatives, and self, coming together in this extremely useful compendium of wisdom, of sureness and insight that we will be able to use for generations to come."— Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple
"I could not put this book down. It is a work of love and a testament to the power of love between a mother and her daughter and an abiding belief in the possibilities we have to help create a more loving, humane world. This is a book of astounding beauty and wisdom. This is a memoir that encourages us to live into our best self. It is a read more than worthy of your time and will linger in your head and heart."—Emilie Townes, author of Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil
"Co-authored by Rachel and her late mother, [Remnants] is in its very composition both intimate and collaborative. ...It is a book of returning to the source as a resource for the future and present. There are lessons about human connection and resilience, and our capacities to be better to one another. Out of the particulars of these two lives, a window opens into Black life more broadly, in all of its complexity and interconnectedness with the vast networks of humanity."
- Imani Perry, author of May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem
by Rosemarie Freeney Harding
and Rachel E. Harding
A Memoir of Spirit, Activism and Mothering