Russellville in Logan County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Civil Rights Activist Author / Alice Allison Dunnigan 1906-1983
In 1948, Alice Dunnigan was first black reporter on campaign trail with a president--Truman. Under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, she was member of President's Committee on Equal Opportunity. Author of: A Black Woman's Experience--From Schoolhouse to White House (1974) and The Fascinating Story of Black Kentuckians: Their Heritage and Traditions (1982). Over.
Born near Russellville, Logan Co., the granddaughter of slaves, Alice Dunnigan gained recognition as a journalist and civil rights leader. During an 18-year teaching career, she also wrote for African American newspapers and continued her education. Based in Washington, D.C., in 1940s, she reported on government at the highest levels.
Erected 1995 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1960.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 36° 50.716′ N, 86° 53.26′ W. Marker is in Russellville, Kentucky, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and East 4th Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Russellville KY 42276, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 6 Pdr Field Cannon (here, next to this marker); John Littlejohn (a few steps from this marker); Confederate State Convention (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Death of Meriwether Lewis (within shouting distance of this marker); Russellville (within shouting distance of this marker); To Honor Generals (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor's Corner (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bowie, A Kentuckian (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Russellville.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Alice Allison Dunnigan. (Submitted on September 16, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Civil Rights •
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