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 solution to the nation’s capitol and a profession in journalism that finally led her to the White apartment. With Alone atop the Hill, Carol McCabe Booker has condensed Dunnigan’s 1974 self-published autobiography to entice a common viewers and has extra scholarly annotations that supply old context. Dunnigan’s dynamic tale unearths her value to the fields of journalism, women’s historical past, and the civil rights flow and creates a compelling portrait of a groundbreaking American.

Dunnigan recounts her adolescence in rural Kentucky as she struggled for a dwelling, telling bluntly and easily what existence was once like in a Border nation within the first 1/2 the 20th century. Later she takes readers to Washington, D.C., the place we see her upward push from a typist in the course of international conflict II to a reporter. finally she could turn into the 1st black woman reporter permitted to the White apartment; to commute with a U.S. president; credentialed by means of the home and Senate Press Galleries; accepted to the dept of nation and the ideal court docket; voted into the White condo Newswomen’s organization and the Women’s nationwide Press membership; and well-known as a Washington activities reporter.

a latest 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 multiple hundred black newspapers of almost each race factor sooner 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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