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Members of Alice Allison Dunnigans family look up at her newly unveiled statue at the dedication ceremony on Friday, August 2, 2019, in Russellville, Kentucky. 

‘Where she belongs’: Alice Dunnigan statue now in permanent Russellville location

Bailey Vandiver August 4, 2019

“You’ve come a long way, sister.” In her 1974 autobiography, Alice Allison Dunnigan wrote these words to herself, reminiscing on her journey from a small classroom in Kentucky to covering Capitol...

Amanda Matthews poses for a photo next to her statue of Alice Dunnigan, along with Dunnigans family, during a ceremony honoring Dunnigan on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at the William T. Young Library in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Event at UK celebrates, aims to ‘resurrect’ story of Alice Dunnigan

Bailey Vandiver February 5, 2019

Many, many people stand on the shoulders of Alice Allison Dunnigan. It’s a good thing, then, that her shoulders are made of bronze. A gathering on Feb. 4, 2019, celebrated the life of Dunnigan and...

The sculpture of Alice Dunnigan, the first black, female journalist to receive White House credentials is on loan at the Newseum on Friday, September 21, 2018 in Washington, D.C. The sculpture was created by Kentucky sculptor Amanda Matthews and will be permanently installed in Dinnigans hometown, Russellville, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Statue of Kentucky journalist Alice Dunnigan unveiled at Newseum

Bailey Vandiver September 21, 2018

Thirty-five years after her death, journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan stands tall in the Newseum.Her likeness and legacy live on through a sculpture that was unveiled Friday in Washington, D.C.The sculpture...

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The Statue I Celebrate

Sarah Ladd August 24, 2018

The New York Times reported Thursday that Alice Dunnigan, the first African-American woman to cover the White House, will get a 6-foot statue at the Newseum, a Washington museum that celebrates the press...

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