Dearborn, MI (August 14, 2009) – Journalist Helen Thomas, the dean of the White House press corps and a proud Arab American, marked her 89th birthday this year by sharing cupcakes with U.S. President Barack Obama, who observed his 48th birthday the same day, August 4.
Next year, when Thomas turns 90, it’s possible there will be a new tribute to her many accomplishments on display at the
Fundraising is now underway to finance this unique tribute to a legendary journalist and leading Arab American; visit http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/helenthomastributedonations for details.
Helen Thomas was born to Lebanese Christian immigrant parents in
Thomas is an honorary Member of the
Susan Tinsley McElhinney is an Arlington, Virginia-based sculptor whose private commissions in clay and bronze may be found in homes and formal gardens throughout the
The Museum is located at