By Alice Dunnigan,Carol McCabe Booker,Simeon Booker
Dunnigan recounts her youth in rural Kentucky as she struggled for a residing, telling bluntly and easily what lifestyles used to be like in a Border country within the first half the 20 th century. Later she takes readers to Washington, D.C., the place we see her upward thrust from a typist in the course of international warfare II to a reporter. eventually she could turn into the 1st black woman reporter accepted to the White condo; to commute with a U.S. president; credentialed via the home and Senate Press Galleries; permitted to the dept of kingdom and the superb court docket; voted into the White residence Newswomen’s organization and the Women’s nationwide Press membership; and well-known as a Washington activities reporter.
a modern of Helen Thomas and a forerunner of Ethel Payne, Dunnigan traveled with President Truman on his coast-to-coast, whistle-stop journey; used to be the 1st reporter to question President Eisenhower approximately civil rights; and supplied front-page insurance for a couple of hundred black newspapers of almost each race factor sooner than the Congress, the federal courts, and the presidential management. right here she offers an uninhibited, unembellished, and unvarnished examine the terrain, the avid gamers, and the politics in a rough-and-tumble nationwide capital suffering to make its manner via a nascent, postwar racial revolution.
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Alone atop the Hill: The Autobiography of Alice Dunnigan, Pioneer of the National Black Press (A Sarah Mills Hodge Fund Publication) by Alice Dunnigan,Carol McCabe Booker,Simeon Booker