By Alice Dunnigan,Carol McCabe Booker,Simeon Booker
Dunnigan recounts her adolescence in rural Kentucky as she struggled for a residing, telling bluntly and easily what existence was once 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 push from a typist in the course of global battle II to a reporter. finally she might turn into the 1st black woman reporter authorized to the White condo; to go back and forth with a U.S. president; credentialed by way of the home and Senate Press Galleries; accepted to the dep. of country and the best court docket; voted into the White condo Newswomen’s organization and the Women’s nationwide Press membership; and famous 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 travel; was once the 1st reporter to question President Eisenhower approximately civil rights; and supplied front-page assurance for a couple of hundred black newspapers of just about each race factor earlier than the Congress, the federal courts, and the presidential management. the following she presents an uninhibited, unembellished, and unvarnished examine the terrain, the 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