American Women Visionaries

May 2           Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906)

Women’s rights activist, suffragist, her work led the way for the 19th Amendment, allowing women the right to vote.

“Forget conventionalisms; forget what the world thinks of you stepping out of your place; think your best thoughts, speak your best words, work your best works, looking to your own conscience for approval.”

May 9          Harriet Tubman (1822-1913)

Freedom activist, abolitionist, scout, spy, nurse, estimated to have led 70 enslaved peoples to freedom, never once losing a soul.

“I had reasoned this out in my mind; there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive.”

May 16          Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Poet, lyricist, mission worker, known for her work creating over 9,000 hymns.

“Oh what a happy soul am I although I cannot see, I am resolved that in this world contented I shall be. How many blessings I enjoy that other people don’t. To weep and sigh, because I’m blind? I cannot and I won’t.”

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A Grand Welcome

Third Baptist Church in Saint Louis is a unique and historic church located in a dynamic urban arts and education district, probing new pathways of service in a changing world. Third is a richly diverse family — embracing a wide variety of ethnicities, ages, life situations and doctrinal opinions. Third is called to minister, love, serve and remain — in our City for Good!

Ministry in Grand Center

Third Baptist Church is located in the heart of Grand Center, a block from the Fox Theatre, at the corner of Grand and Washington Boulevards. We celebrate the arts and their contribution to faith and our community.