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Michigan City Honoring Woman for Freeing Slaves

(Michigan City, IN) - Michigan City has received a grant to honor a civil rights leader from long ago.  The $40,000 state grant has been given to Michigan City's Mainstreet Associationl to fund creation of artwork in honor of Naomi Anderson.


Born in 1843, Naomi Anderson worked to free African American parents from slavery.  She was viewed as a significant civil rights figure in the nation during that time period.  Officials say a sculpture, mosaic, or mural will be created in her likeness.


The artwork will be placed for permanent display at Charles R. Westcott Park along Michigan Boulevard near the lakefront.

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