After experiencing and observing many years of visible and invisible racism, Minnie P. Stewart knew she needed to speak the truth. She and her family, like so many others, had been privately holding onto their family history. This memoir is her retelling and reflection on her and her family as they faced racism and oppression and the help they received from others as they themselves strived to serve.
Stewart wrote Hands within the Battle to preserve her family history. It will draw readers in as they learn the secrets of the smiles and the songs on the lips of Black Americans as they battle life’s stumbling blocks. It is a moving witness to the power of love and service to sustain a family through hardship.