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The 'hidden' work of pioneering journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan

Even to many African-American scholars Alice Allison Dunnigan - an American journalist who died in 1983 - was not a well-known name. In fact, she was a pioneer: the first black woman to get press credentials to cover the White Houseā€¦ and that in the 1940s, when racial segregation shaped all aspects of public life in the United States.
She's being honoured with the unveiling of a statue in Washington DC. Newsday's Bola Mosuro discussed her life and legacy with scholar Nancy Dawson and Alice's great-great niece Penny Allison Lockhart.

(Pic: Alice Allison Dunnigan's statue, Credit: sculptor Amanda Matthews)

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