On Sept. 21, a new sculpture of Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first African American woman to receive press credentials to cover the White House and Congress, will go on display at the Newseum.
Featured guests will tell the story of this pioneering journalist who rose to the top of her profession despite racist policies that segregated black journalists and sexist attitudes that severely limited opportunities for women in the industry.
Prior to the program at 1 p.m., the Newseum will unveil the Dunnigan sculpture in a short ceremony at the “Make Some Noise” exhibit on Level 4.
Please note that while the program and unveiling are free to attend, if you are not a Newseum member, you MUST purchase a ticket to the Newseum to gain entry to the building. Groups that purchase 10 or more tickets are eligible for discounted admission. Learn more here.