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DUNNIGAN, Alice (1906-1983). Press photograph of Dunnigan receiving the 'Award of Merit' from Haitian Ambassador Fern D. Baguidy, Sr. [Washington, DC], [ca 1959].

10 x 8 in. silver gelatin photograph (few minor blemishes and stray marks to surface, wear to edges and corners). Pencil and ink inscriptions on verso describing the scene. 

Granddaughter of slaves and daughter of a sharecropper, Alice Dunnigan (1906-1983) was the first African American woman to receive White House press credentials as a journalist. She covered the 1948 campaign of Harry Truman and served on the President's Committee on Equal Opportunity during the 1960s. Her autobiography, A Black Woman's Experience: From Schoolhouse to White House, chronicles her storied career, over the life of which she earned more than 50 awards in journalism, including the 'Award of Merit' she is featured receiving in this photograph.

Estimate: $200 - $400
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