Alone atop the Hill: The Autobiography of Alice Dunnigan, - download pdf or read online

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 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 attract a basic viewers and has additional scholarly annotations that supply ancient context. Dunnigan’s dynamic tale unearths her significance to the fields of journalism, women’s background, and the civil rights stream and creates a compelling portrait of a groundbreaking American.

Dunnigan recounts her youth 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 push from a typist in the course of international conflict II to a reporter. finally she may develop into the 1st black woman reporter authorised to the White condo; to shuttle with a U.S. president; credentialed by means of the home and Senate Press Galleries; authorized to the dep. of nation and the superb courtroom; voted into the White apartment 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 journey; used to be the 1st reporter to question President Eisenhower approximately civil rights; and supplied front-page assurance for multiple hundred black newspapers of just about each race factor prior to the Congress, the federal courts, and the presidential management. the following 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 method via a nascent, postwar racial revolution.

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