• First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

    1 month ago - By The Seattle Times

    WASHINGTON - Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House. In recognition of her achievements, the Newseum unveiled a statue in her honor on Friday. The bronze life-size statue will remain in the Newseum, just steps away from the National Mall...
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  • First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

    First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

    1 month ago - By My Sanantonio

    WASHINGTON - The first black woman to be credentialed to cover the White House is getting a statue in the Newseum.
    Alice Allison Dunnigan made history when she received White House press credentials in 1947 and became part of the White House traveling press corps to cover President Harry Truman re-election campaign in 1948.
    Dunnigan, as Washington bureau chief for the Associated Negro Press, would go to cover Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy before taking a job with in the Kennedy and then President Lyndon Johnson's administration. She died in 1983.
    The life sized bronze statue of...
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