Dr. Dunston-Coleman was born on June 14, 1943 in Atlantic City, New Jersey and passed away on October 27, 2017. She received her early childhood education in North Carolina, graduating from Ligon High school in Raleigh, NC. She was a graduate of Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC. Her M.A. degree in history was from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She received her Ph.D. degree from Duke University in Durham, NC where she completed her studies in Recent American, African American History.
She taught at various universities and colleges but ended her career in 2009 by retiring from the Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY as an Associate Professor.
Dr. Dunston had many publications to her credit, including a review of Fifty Years of Segregation: Black Education in Kentucky; The Winston-Salem (NC) Sit-In; Passing for Black: The Life and Careers of Mae Street Kidd.
She had been a member of the Women's History Coalition, Inc. (WHC) of Frankfort, KY; Consultant/Resource Person for the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage (not the Muhammad Ali Center) of Louisville, KY; member of Kentucky's Black Heritage Adivisory Board, Frankfort, KY; Chair of Membership Committee and member of the Planning Board of the Women's History Coalition, Inc. (WHC) in Frankfort, KY.
She was a life-long member of the AME Zion church, a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and many professional organizations.
She leaves to remember her sister, Armayne G. Dunston, M.D. of Raleigh, NC, her sister Carol Goodrich, MA of Tinton Falls, NJ, her aunt Mrs. Frederick Flack Hurley of Atlanta, GA, a host of cousins and friends.
Funeral Friday 1pm, with visitation from 11am to 1pm, both at Milward Funeral Directors on North Broadway in Lexington. www.milwardfuneral.com
Published on November 1, 2017