Remnants: A Memoir of Spirit, Activism, and Mothering

“It is possible to live a very full life, and struggle for justice.”

Dr. Rachel E. Harding is Assistant Professor of Indigenous Spiritual Traditions in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado in Denver. She is also the daughter of two civil rights activists – Dr. Vincent Harding and Rosemarie Freeney Harding.

Following Freeney Harding’s death in 2004, Rachel Harding finished this decade-long collaboration, using recorded interviews, memories of her mother, and her mother’s journal entries, fiction, and previously published essays. Remnants: A Memoir of Spirit, Activism, and Mothering is a combination of autobiographical memoirs written by her mother and her own writings,

The book tells stories of racial tension, spiritual bonding, and grounded activism in the racially tumultuous South during the Civil Rights Movement. Harding’s mother’s writings tell of common heroes, and provide a first-hand look into the true struggles and stress that early race activists undertook. Rachel Harding spoke with KGNU’s Elena Klaver


Harding will be doing a reading and book signing on July 10th from 4-6 pm at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver.