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AnneMarie Mingo (Truth & Reconciliation: Lecture)

When Oct 06, 2016
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Attic Room of the State Theatre
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October 6, 2016 

7:00 pm, Attic Room of the State Theatre 

AnneMarie Mingo 

Assistant Professor African American Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - Penn State presents:

Preaching with Their Feet: Black Women’s Lived Theology during the Civil Rights Movement 

During the Civil Rights Movement the media’s fascination with charismatic religious front men including Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X eclipsed the theological and ethical contributions and grassroots leadership of Black religious women. Although barred from preaching in pulpits, many Black women boldly proclaimed messages of justice and freedom with their feet as they marched, protested, and sat-in, while actively engaged in the Movement. In oral histories collected by Mingo these women express a liberative understanding of God that inspired them to push past fear of physical and emotional retaliation to become active in the Civil Rights Movement. Utilizing the lived experiences, songs, scriptures, and prayers of the Civil Rights Movement that Black religious women recalled, Mingo will present a Lived Theology of justice and freedom with applications for the current Movement for Black Lives.