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By Alice Dunnigan,Carol McCabe Booker,Simeon Booker

ISBN-10: 0820347981

ISBN-13: 9780820347981

ISBN-10: 0820351385

ISBN-13: 9780820351384

In 1942 Alice Allison Dunnigan, a sharecropper’s daughter from Kentucky, made her method to the nation’s capitol and a occupation in journalism that at last led her to the White residence. With Alone atop the Hill, Carol McCabe Booker has condensed Dunnigan’s 1974 self-published autobiography to entice a normal viewers and has additional scholarly annotations that offer old context. Dunnigan’s dynamic tale finds her significance to the fields of journalism, women’s historical past, and the civil rights circulation and creates a compelling portrait of a groundbreaking American.

Dunnigan recounts her early life in rural Kentucky as she struggled for a residing, telling bluntly and easily what lifestyles was once like in a Border country within the first half the 20th century. Later she takes readers to Washington, D.C., the place we see her upward thrust from a typist in the course of global struggle II to a reporter. finally she could turn into the 1st black lady reporter permitted to the White condominium; to go back and forth with a U.S. president; credentialed by way of the home and Senate Press Galleries; authorised to the dept of kingdom and the ideal courtroom; 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 travel; used to be the 1st reporter to question President Eisenhower approximately civil rights; and supplied front-page assurance for multiple hundred black newspapers of almost each race factor earlier than the Congress, the federal courts, and the presidential management. right here she presents 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 approach via a nascent, postwar racial revolution.

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