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Elizabeth and Hazel - Two Women of Little Rock

David Margolick

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Carrington MacDuffie

Length:

8h 6m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

05:49


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:00


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

19:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:45


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:23


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:46


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

25:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:12


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:35


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

12:33


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

14:34


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

16:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

00:25