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Alice Dunnigan, First Black Woman to Cover White House, Will Get Statue at Newseum Image

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Alice Dunnigan, First Black Woman to Cover White House, Will Get Statue at Newseum Image

By Karen Zraick via https://www.nytimes.com

The daughter of a Kentucky sharecropper, Alice Allison Dunnigan endured poverty, segregation and sexism as she fought to fulfill her dream of becoming a journalist.

She went on to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House.

Ms. Dunnigan became the head of the Associated Negro Press Washington Bureau on Jan. 1, 1947. She spent 14 years filing stories printed in 112 African-American newspapers across the country, and broke numerous barriers along the way.

Now, she will be honored with a 6-foot bronze statue at the Newseum, a museum in Washington dedicated to the press and the First Amendment. The sculpture is being created by the artist Amanda Matthews…

 

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