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The Resource Elizabeth and Hazel : two women of Little Rock, David Margolick

Elizabeth and Hazel : two women of Little Rock, David Margolick

Label
Elizabeth and Hazel : two women of Little Rock
Title
Elizabeth and Hazel
Title remainder
two women of Little Rock
Statement of responsibility
David Margolick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Margolick, David
Dewey number
379.2/63
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • F419.L7
  • F419.L7
LC item number
  • M37 2011
  • M37 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eckford, Elizabeth
  • Massery, Hazel Bryan
  • Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.)
  • School integration
  • Interracial friendship
  • Little Rock (Ark.)
  • Little Rock (Ark.)
Label
Elizabeth and Hazel : two women of Little Rock, David Margolick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn711045600
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
310 p.
Isbn
9780300141931
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011014101
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)711045600
Label
Elizabeth and Hazel : two women of Little Rock, David Margolick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn711045600
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
310 p.
Isbn
9780300141931
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011014101
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)711045600

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