The first African-American to serve on the Kentucky Supreme Court has been honored at the State Capitol.
“We miss his voice in the conference room and it’s important, as an important symbol of his leadership, that a bust honoring his commitment to racial fairness and his willingness to be the first in so many ways be commemorated by a bust in the Capitol building.”
Justice McAnulty, who broke the color barrier on the Kentucky Court of Appeals in 1988, was appointed to the Supreme Court in June 2006.
The following November, he was elected to a full eight-year term, but died before completing his term.
Louisville artist Ed Hamilton sculpted the bust, which will be put on permanent display in the vestibule of the Supreme Court chamber.