Two Women of Little Rock

Elizabeth and Hazel book coverA picture may be worth a thousand words, but in the case of Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan, a single photo set a course for the rest of their lives. In September 1957, 15-year-old Elizabeth was one of the first African-American students scheduled to attend an integrated school. She was prevented from entering the building by an abusive mob of adults and fellow students, including Hazel who was captured on film with her face contorted with hatred. Elizabeth and Hazel by David Margolick is the story of the events that led each woman to that day and how their lives have been irrevocably intertwined ever since. You may think you already know about this volatile time of American history, but these unwitting poster girls for the Civil Rights Movement are examples of how much we still have to learn.