MARGUERITE HIGGINS #100travelHERS
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Birth: September 3, 1920; Hong Kong
Death: January 3, 1966; Washington, D.C.
Occupation: War correspondent; first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting (1951)
Notable journeys: Went to Europe for the New York Herald in 1944; stationed in London, Paris, and Germany. Witnessed the liberation of Dachau and the Soviet Union blockade in Berlin. In 1950, named chief of the paper’s Tokyo bureau and covered the Korean War. In 1955, established a bureau in Moscow. In 1963, covered Vietnam for Newsday.
Notable work: News is a Singular Thing; War in Korea: The Report of a Woman Combat Correspondent
Quote: “Unfortunately, free countries have a chronic disposition to ignore the threats made by dictatorships. Hitler told us what he was going to do. The North Koreans told us what they were going to do, and so did the Chinese. But because we didn’t like what they told us, we didn’t believe them.”