Her Story: Alice Dunnigan

Georgia as Allice Dunning
Georgia as Alice Dunnigan

Alice Allison Dunning (1906-1983), became the first female African-American correspondent to receive White House credentials and the first African-American female member of the Senate and House of Representatives press gallery.

Dunning was the daughter of a sharecropper, she grew up in poverty and endured segregation and sexism. She persisted through extreme hardship to fulfill her dream to become a journalist and became the first black women accredited to cover the White House.

Alice Dunning, thank you for following your dreams and breaking barriers.

Read more about the amazing Alice Dunning here!

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Mother, Photographer, Wisecracker.... not necessarily in that order.

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