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Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock

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The names Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan Massery may not be well known, but the image of them from September 1957 surely is: a black high school girl, dressed in white, walking stoically in front of Little Rock Central High School, and a white girl standing directly behind her, face twisted in hate, screaming racial epithets. This famous photograph captures the full anguish of desegregation—in Little Rock and throughout the South—and an epic moment in the civil rights movement.

In this gripping book, David Margolick tells the remarkable story of two separate lives unexpectedly braided together. He explores how the haunting picture of Elizabeth and Hazel came to be taken, its significance in the wider world, and why, for the next half-century, neither woman has ever escaped from its long shadow. He recounts Elizabeth's struggle to overcome the trauma of her hate-filled school experience, and Hazel's long efforts to atone for a fateful, horrible mistake. The book follows the painful journey of the two as they progress from apology to forgiveness to reconciliation and, amazingly, to friendship. This friendship foundered, then collapsed—perhaps inevitably—over the same fissures and misunderstandings that continue to permeate American race relations more than half a century after the unforgettable photograph at Little Rock. And yet, as Margolick explains, a bond between Elizabeth and Hazel, silent but complex, endures.

Synopsis:

Veteran journalist David Margolick tells the story of Hazel Bryan and Elizabeth Eckford, the two women in the iconic photograph taken at Little Rock Central High School at the start of desegregation.

About the Author

David Margolick is a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and the author of Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink.Carrington MacDuffie is a voice actor, recording artist, poet, and spoken-word performer who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has been a frequent finalist for the Audie Award, including for her original audiobook Many Things Invisible.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781452654188
Author:
Margolick, David
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Author:
Arrington
Author:
MacDuffie, C
Author:
MacDuffie, Carrington
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Description:
Unabridged,MP3 - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.4 x 5.3 x 0.6 in 0.2 lb

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Historical
Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Racism and Ethnic Conflict

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