Margaret Sanger’s Family Church

St. Mary Mother of Mercy Church is the church that Margaret Sanger's family attended during her childhood.
Type: Unmarked Location Involved: Sanger, Margaret
Location: W 1st Street and State St
Corning, NY
Cause: Birth Control / Sex Radicalism

Though Margaret Sanger’s father was a freethinker, her mother remained a devout Catholic. Margaret, the sixth of eleven children, was baptized a Roman Catholic and attended St. Mary Mother of Mercy Church. She attended a school very close to this church.