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Dunham school to be recognized with new marker

A new highway historical marker will be placed on KY 805 at Jenkins, commemorating the “Dunham Colored School,” which existed for 33 years before the school district was forced to integrate, 10 years after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown versus Board of Education.

Carolyn Rodgers, who grew up in Jenkins and attended the school through eighth grade, spearheaded efforts to commemorate the history of the school. An interpretive sign was installed in front of the Jenkins Public Library in May, and now a highway historical marker will join it on the edge of Jenkins’s Main Street.

The location is down the hill from the site of the school, which was behind St. George Catholic Church.

A dedication ceremony for the historical marker will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 28, in front of the library.

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