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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
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2011.
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10016645
Cataloging source
DLC
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Margolick, David
Dewey number
379.2/63
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eckford, Elizabeth
  • Massery, Hazel Bryan
  • Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.)
  • School integration
  • Interracial friendship
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • Little Rock (Ark.)
  • Little Rock (Ark.)
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
two women of Little Rock
Label
Elizabeth and Hazel : two women of Little Rock, David Margolick
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
828545
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780300141931
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011014101
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300141931
  • (OCoLC)711045600
Label
Elizabeth and Hazel : two women of Little Rock, David Margolick
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
828545
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780300141931
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011014101
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300141931
  • (OCoLC)711045600

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