Commission on Women
KENTUCKY COMMISSION ON WOMEN TO HONOR THE LATE ALICE ALLISON DUNNIGAN AT MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr. CEREMONY
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Commissioners and staff from the Kentucky Commission on Women (KCW) will honor the late Alice Allison Dunnigan of Logan County during a Martin Luther King Jr. ceremony Sunday, January 14, 2007. The march will begin at 2 p.m. at Bank Street Church in downtown Russellville. The public is invited to attend.
An award-winning journalist from Russellville, the late Mrs. Dunnigan became the first woman to receive the Capital Press Club Annual Newsman’s Newsman Award as the “Best All-Around Newsman for 1951.” Mrs. Dunnigan reported on a number of Civil Rights protests during the 1960, and received a press award for her coverage of the sit-in movement. In 1982, she was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame and has since been honored with an historic marker in the Town Square of her hometown, Russellville.
“Mrs. Dunnigan was a leader all her life, a role model for all women, and a door opener for all people, black and white, male and female,” said Mr. Michael Morrow, Board of Directors, Historic Russellville.
On March 6, 2007, Mrs. Dunnigan will be one of three Kentucky women to become part of the Kentucky Women Remembered portrait exhibit located in the State Capitol.
For more information on the Kentucky Women Remembered project or the Kentucky Commission on Women located within Governor Ernie Fletcher’s office, visit www.women.ky.gov