Helen Thomas

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About the life of Helen Thomas

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Helen Thomas
1 Why was she important?
1.1 She worked in the White House Press room.
1.2 Helen was known for asking the presidents tough questions and for unveiling lots of secret information.
1.3 She helped to bring the Watergate Scandal into the public eye.
2 Awards and Important Milestones
2.1 She worked in the White House Press Room during 10 presidencies. Almost 60 years!
2.2 Her hard work and dedication to equal women's rights allowed her to help women to gain admittance to the National Press Club.
2.3 There is now an award named the Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award
2.4 She was the first woman to be the president of the White House Correspondents' Association.
2.5 The World Almanac named her one of the "25 Most Influential Women in America" in 1976
3 Qoutes
3.1 "Helen was a true pioneer, opening doors and breaking down barriers for generations of women in journalism." -President Obama
3.2 "It's time for women to make their voices heard." -Helen Thomas
3.3 "I don't think a tough question is disrespectful." -Helen Thomas
3.4 "We don't go into journalism to be popular. It is our job to seek the truth and put constant pressure on our leaders until we get answers." -Helen Thomas
4 Background
4.1 She was born on August 4,1920 in Winchester, Kentucky.
4.2 Her parents were immigrants from Lebanon.
4.3 She went to school to study journalism at Wayne State University.
5 Sullivan, Patricia. "Helen Thomas Dies at 92." The Washington Post. N.p., 20 July 2013. Web. 15 Sept. 2015.