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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...

Lexington sculptor Amanda Matthews laughs while moving her sculpture of Alice Dunnigan into the William T. Young Library on Jan. 19, 2019. The statue was previously on display in the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Dunnigan statue ‘home’ in Kentucky; at UK till Feb. 9

Bailey Vandiver January 30, 2019

During her life, Alice Dunnigan excelled at walking through doors people didn’t think she could or should go through, such as in the White House or Supreme Court building.Decades after her death, she...

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...

Kentucky sculptor Amanda Matthews stands over the recently cast bronze head of Alice Dunnigan, the first black female journalist to receive credentials for the White House on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Iconic: After a lifetime of breaking barriers, Alice Dunnigan is memorialized in bronze

Bailey Vandiver September 9, 2018

Pieces of her body lay scattered on the floor.The light coming in the window illuminated the details: the pearls in her ears and around her neck, the gloves covering her hands, the newspaper lying next...

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