New York State Women's History

Michigan Street Baptist Church ...A NYS Women's History Site
Mary Burnett Talbert
511 Michigan Avenue Buffalo NY 14203

Type: Church

Category/Significance: religion; AfAm rights; suffrage

One of first two AfAm churches in Buffalo, Organized 1837. Built 1845-49. Mary Talbert (1866-1923, educated at Oberlin College, teacher, principal, founder of Niagara Movement, 1905, Phyllis Wheatley Club, Empire State Federation of Women's Clubs, president Nat. Assn. Colored Women's Clubs, 1916-1920, Vice-Pres., NAACP, Chaired U.S. anti-lynching committee, delegate to International Council of Women, (1920) belonged to this church. ...learn more>>

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