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D.C. statue honors trailblazing Kentuckian

By Laurel Black, The Paducah Sun

Some pioneers are so far ahead of their time, it takes decades for the rest of the world to recognize their contributions. That's been the case for Alice Allison Dunnigan, a hard-hitting, pipe-smoking journalist whose trailblazing journey from rural Kentucky to Washington, D.C., included a brief stint in Paducah.

A statue of Dunnigan, the first black woman to receive White House press credentials, was unveiled last month at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The honor came more than 35 years after the Russellville native died, but it marked a momentous occasion for her descendants.

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