Newseum to feature Alice Dunnigan – Kentucky journalist, human rights activist

Alice Dunnigan, in an undated photo taken in Washington D.C.

She challenged U.S. presidents, illuminated the histories of African-Americans, and fought for equal employment opportunities.

The name Alice Allison Dunnigan might not have the fame of Martin Luther King Jr. or Roy Wilkins, but the Kentucky native played an instrumental role in “busting down the doors” of race, sex, and identity during her passionate life of empowering people.

And now her story could be shared in a very big way.

The West Kentucky African American Heritage Center in Russellville is sending the recently created bronze statue of journalist and civil rights champion Dunnigan to the Newseum in Washington.

“This is a chance for people to get know who she is,” said historian Michael Morrow of the West…

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