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Alone atop the hill : the autobiography of Alice Dunnigan, pioneer of the national Black press

Author: Alice Allison Dunnigan; Carol McCabe Booker
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2017. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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In 1942 Alice Allison Dunnigan, a sharecropper's daughter from Kentucky, made her way to the nation's capital and a career in journalism that eventually led her to the White House. With Alone Atop  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Alice Allison Dunnigan; Alice Allison Dunnigan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Allison Dunnigan; Carol McCabe Booker
ISBN: 0820351385 9780820351384
OCLC Number: 962009369
Notes: Revision of the author's A Black woman's experience.
Description: xvi, 223 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Those early years. No greater thrill --
The family tree and its bittersweet fruit --
Alone atop a hill --
School days --
Where there's a will --
The job hunt --
The ups and downs of my first job --
A plunge into the sea of matrimony --
A rugged voyage ends --
Moving on --
Wading through the depression --
Seeking identity, experience, and recognition --
A great new world. Converging on Washington --
Breaking down race and gender barriers --
A trip with the president --
The civil rights fights of the forties --
Profiles of injustice --
The president proposes; the congress debates --
Almost pushing the panic button --
Freedom fights of the fifties --
Eisenhower's pique.
Other Titles: Black woman's experience
Responsibility: [Alice Dunnigan] ; edited by Carol McCabe Booker ; with a foreword by Simeon Booker.

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