By Terrell Jermaine Starr via https://www.theroot.com
The first black woman accredited to cover the White House was honored with her own life-sized statue at the Newseum Friday, in Washington, D.C., the Associated Press reports.
Alice Allison Dunnigan, who faced both sexism and racism during her career, was tapped to be the Washington bureau chief for the Associated Negro Press, after a stint at The Chicago Defender. Dunnigan’s role had her writing about government and politics for 112 black newspapers. In 1947, she made history when she received White House press credentials and joined the White House traveling press corps covering President Harry Truman’s re-election campaign in 1948.