Harry McAlpin- Black Pioneer

Aisha Nicole

Harry McAlpin- 1944
Reporter Harry McAlpin leaving the White House after a press conference in 1944. 


On February 8, 1944 he attended his first presidential press conference and was greeted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who shook his hand and said, "I'm glad to see you, McAlpin, and very happy to have you here.”

Although accredited at the White House, McAlpin was rejected when he applied for a congressional press pass.

He was posthumously honored by the White House Correspondents Association at their May 3, 2014 dinner.

The WHCA created a scholarship in his memory, and former President Barack Obama noted his pioneering journalism.

Related Posts

Here's The Tea: Sip Your Way to Clear Skin
Natural skincare products are a fabulous way to get clear glowing skin, and taking care of your skin from the inside ...
Read More
Should Tampons Be Free?
Quick question: The last time you went into a public restroom or a bathroom at school or work, how much did you pay f...
Read More
Get Your Glow On With These 3 DIY Turmeric Mask Recipes
Turmeric is becoming a popular skincare staple in the beauty industry. Plus, if you are an avid DIY-er, you have prob...
Read More


Older Post Newer Post


Leave a comment