Celebrating Naomi Anderson Project Fund

The Celebrating Naomi Anderson Project Fund was started in 2020 to preserve the history of 19th century African American activist and suffragist, Naomi Bowman Talbert Anderson, born in Michigan City, IN. She lived a life of activism and brilliance, fighting for the rights of women and color along fellow 19th century suffragist Susan B. Anthony. 

About Naomi
Naomi Anderson was an important and well known leader in the fight for women’s and African Americans’ rights in the 19th Century. Yet she is barely known nationwide and hardly at all in her home town of Michigan City, Indiana. Internet research reveals the rich and rewarding life that Naomi Anderson led, and which deserves to be recognized.

Naomi Bowman Talbert Anderson was born in Michigan City, Indiana on March 1, 1843 into a free African American family, just seven years after the city was incorporated. At that time, census records did not include addresses and we have been unable to determine where she lived. She was educated in Michigan City after the public school noted her writing ability and invited her to enroll in the otherwise segregated school. She later credited Michigan City for providing her with an education.

Donation Information
  • Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
  • You will receive a tax receipt electronically for your records once your donation is processed.
  • Gifts by credit card incur a processing fee for each transaction which will be deducted from your gift. The current fee is 2.8% per transaction. We invite you to increase your gift to cover this fee so that your charitable intent can be fully realized.
  • If you would like to make a one-time or recurring payment, please contact the Unity Office at (219) 879-0327 or unity@uflc.net


If you prefer, you can mail your donation to:

Unity Foundation of La Porte County
422 Franklin St, Suite C
Michigan City, IN 46360