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The Rev. Dr. AnneMarie Mingo is associate professor of ethics, culture, and moral leadership, and director of the Metro-Urban Institute at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, positions she has held since 2022.

She is a member of the American Academy of Religion, where she serves on the steering committee for Womanist Approaches to Religion and Society. She is also a member of the Society of Christian Ethics.

Dr. Mingo has written articles for many publications, including Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, v Journal of Religious Ethics, and Black Theology: An International Journal. She is also a book series editor for T&T Clark Studies in Social Ethics, Ethnography, and Theologies. Have You Got Good Religion?: Black Women’s Faith, Courage, and Moral Imagination in the Civil Rights Movement is her first monograph.

Dr. Mingo received her M.Div. at Princeton Theological Seminary, where in 2006 she received the Jean Anne Swope and James L. Mechem Prize in Christian Ethics. She received her Ph.D. in Religion: Ethics and Society from Emory University, and is an ordained itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.


What compels a person to risk her life to change deeply rooted systems of injustice in ways that may not benefit her? The thousands of Black Churchwomen who took part in civil rights protests drew on faith, courage, and moral imagination to acquire the lived experiences at the heart of the answers to that question. In Have You Got Good Religion? Black Women's Faith, Courage, and Moral Leadership in the Civil Rights Movement (Univ. of Illinois, 2024) Dr. Mingo brings these forgotten witnesses into the historical narrative to explore the moral and ethical world of a generation of Black Churchwomen and the extraordinary liberation theology they created. These women acted out of belief that what they did was bigger than themselves. Taking as their goal nothing less than the moral transformation of American society, they joined the movement because it was something they had to do. Their personal accounts of a lived religion enacted in the world provide powerful insights into how faith steels human beings to face threats, jail, violence, and seemingly implacable hatred. Throughout, Mingo draws on their experiences to construct an ethical model meant to guide contemporary activists in the ongoing pursuit of justice.


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Gattison, Annette Madlock, ed. Womanist Ethical Rhetoric : A Call for Liberation and Social Justice in Turbulent Times. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2021.

Rose, Sylvia. Rise Up : A Call to Leadership for African American Women. Downer's Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2004.

Williams, Shannon D. Subversive Habits: Black Catholic Nuns in the Long African American Freedom Struggle. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2013. 

Books in Barbour Library

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The articles below without links are not available in the Barbour Library journal collection - please check your local library for interlibrary loan services in order to obtain copies of these.

Duran, Jane. “Frances Harper: A Christian Voice for the Nineteenth Century.” Philosophy & Theology 30, no. 1 (2018): 79–90.

Articles in Barbour Library

Articles that are available online have links, and are only available to current PTS students, faculty, and staff. Articles without links are in the print journal collection.

Crawford, Vicki. “‘Be Ye Doers of the Word, Not Just Hearers Only’: Faith and Politics in the Life of Victoria Gray Adams.” Cross Currents 57, no. 2 (Sum 2007): 170–79

Dewart Bell, Janet. “Lighting the Fires of Freedom.” Nation 306, no. 15 (May 21, 2018): 18–21.

Pruitt, Nicholas T, and T Laine Scales. “‘We Want to Help You to Help Us’: Southern Baptist and National Baptist Women and Race Relations during the 1930s and 1940s.” American Baptist Quarterly 38, no. 3 (Fall 2019): 304–29.

Schueneman, Mary K. “A Leavening Force: African American Women and Christian Mission in the Civil Rights Era.” Church History 81, no. 4 (December 2012): 873–902.

Smoot, Pamela A. “African American Baptist Women: Making a Way out of No Way.” Baptist History and Heritage 42, no. 3 (Sum 2007): 19–33.