Dunnigan, Alice Allison, 1906-1983

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Teacher, journalist.

From the description of Reminiscences of Alice Allison Dunnigan : oral history, 1977. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419371

Alice Allison Dunnigan, journalist and author, was born in Russellville, Kentucky in 1906 and died in Washington, D.C., in 1983. After teaching school and working as a writer for several Kentucky newspapers, Dunnigan moved to Washington, DC, where, from 1947 to 1961, she served as chief of the Washington bureau of the Associated Negro Press. Dunnigan was named education consultant to the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity in 1961 and was an associate editor with the President's Commission on Youth Opportunity from 1967 to 1970. Dunnigan was the first black female member of the Senate and House of Representatives press galleries (1947), and the first black female White House correspondent in 1948. She was also the first black elected to the Women's National Press Club. In 1974 she published her autobiography A BLACK WOMEN'S EXPERIENCE: FROM SCHOOLHOUSE TO WHITE HOUSE and in 1982 THE FASCINATING STORY OF BLACK KENTUCKIANS: THEIR HERITAGE AND TRADITION was published.

From the description of Alice Allison Dunnigan, 1958-1981. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79463297

Journalist, educator, and politician, of Kentucky and Washington, D.C.; d. 1983.

From the description of Papers, 1947-1977. (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 70953338

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referencedIn Nash, Ruth Cowan, 1901-. Papers: Series I-IV, 1905-1990 (inclusive) [microform]. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, ca.1905-1989 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Interviews of the Black Women Oral History Project, 1976-1981 Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Dunnigan, Alice Allison, 1906-1983. Reminiscences of Alice Allison Dunnigan : oral history, 1977. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Barnett, Claude, 1889-1967. Claude A. Barnett papers, 1918-1967 (bulk 1928-1963). Chicago History Museum
creatorOf Dunnigan, Alice Allison, 1906-1983. Alice Allison Dunnigan, 1958-1981. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Dunnigan, Alice Allison, 1906-1983. Papers, 1947-1977. Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center
referencedIn Black Women Oral History Project. Records, 1976-1997 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
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associatedWith Allison family. family
correspondedWith Allison, Lena Pittman, d. 1952 person
correspondedWith Allison, Richard person
correspondedWith Allison, Willie person
associatedWith American Negro Leadership Conference on Africa. corporateBody
associatedWith Associated Negro Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Barnett, Claude, 1889-1967. person
correspondedWith Barnett, Claude, 1890-1967 person
associatedWith Black Women Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Black Women Oral History Project. corporateBody
correspondedWith Carpenter, Liz person
correspondedWith Diggs, Charles C. person
associatedWith Dunnigan family. family
correspondedWith Dunnigan, Robert William, 1932- person
correspondedWith Feild, John G., 1922-2006 person
correspondedWith Gragg, Rosa Lee Slade, 1904-1989 person
associatedWith Greenlee, Marcia M., person
correspondedWith Height, Dorothy I. (Dorothy Irene), 1912-2010 person
associatedWith Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978. person
correspondedWith Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 person
correspondedWith Kendrick, William person
correspondedWith Maas, Melvin Joseph, 1898-1964 person
correspondedWith Mason, Vivian Carter person
correspondedWith Moon, Henry Lee, 1901- person
associatedWith Nash, Ruth Cowan, 1901- person
correspondedWith Rusk, Dean, 1909-1994 person
associatedWith RUTH BALDWIN (COWAN) NASH, 1901-1993 person
correspondedWith Taylor, Hobart, 1920- person
associatedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. person
associatedWith United States. President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. President's Council on Youth Opportunity. corporateBody
correspondedWith Walls, Albert person
correspondedWith Waters, Enoch P., 1909- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Washington (D.C.)
United States
United States
Education and state
Discrimination in employment
African American teachers--Interviews
African American women journalists
African American journalists--Interviews
African Americans--Social conditions
African Americans
African Americans--Education
Afro--American politicians--United States
Afro--American women journalists--United States
Women educators--United States
Women politicians--United States


Birth 1906

Death 1983


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