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Celebrating Naomi Anderson Kickoff Event

Hosted by Michigan City Mainstreet Association/Celebrating Naomi Anderson

Discover the legacy of African American suffragist Naomi Anderson and learn about Michigan City’s efforts to honor her.

June 19
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm CDT
La Porte County Convention and Visitors Bureau
4073 S. Franklin St.
Michigan City, IN 46360
Free

Event Details

Last year, as part of the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial, the Michigan City Mainstreet Association received a Preserving Women’s Legacy Grant from Indiana Humanities and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The association is using grant funds to create a public sculpture and a series of programs that honor Naomi Anderson, an African American poet and suffragist born in Michigan City in 1843.

At this kickoff event, the association will introduce Bernard Williams, the artist who will create the sculpture honoring Anderson (to be unveiled this fall). Other activities will include a spoken-word performance, poems inspired by Anderson and more.

Doors open at 5 p.m., with remarks at 5:30 p.m. and a mix-and-mingle until 6:30 p.m. (Note that Michigan City is on Central Daylight Time.) Light refreshments will be served. Masks are required and vaccination is requested.

For more information contact celebratingnaomianderson@gmail.com.

This program received support from a Preserving Women’s Legacy Grant, offered by Indiana Humanities and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.