A statue of the first African-American woman in the White House press corps is on display for the next few weeks at the Truman Library in Independence. The statue of Alice Dunnigan is making a national tour. She was a reporter for the Associated Negro Press from 1947 until 1961, and she filed stories carried in 112 African-American newspapers around the country. She covered Truman’s “Whistlestop” campaign in the 1948 presidential election. She rose from humble beginnings and overcame many barriers. She went to Washington, D.C., to work as a government typist during World War II, and then she convinced the Associated Negro Press to give her a chance. She also was the first African-American woman to be accredited to cover Congress, the State Department and the Supreme Court. The statue is on display in the lobby of the Truman Library through April 15. The museum is at 500 West U.S. 24. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 for ages 15 and older, $7 adults 65-plus, $3 youth ages 6 to 15 and free for children 5 and younger.