Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan have been united for decades by a single iconic image. In it, Bryan, who is white, angrily confronts Eckford, who is black, as she tries to enter Little Rock’s all-white Central High School in September 1957, one of the handful of students known as the Little Rock Nine. David Margolick examines how this historic moment, captured when each was only 15, forever changed these women’s lives, charting their complex relationship, from antagonists, to friends, to wary acquaintances.
About the Writer
James Mustich is the author of the new book 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List. A veteran bookseller, he was a founder, and for twenty years publisher, of the book catalogue A Common Reader, and later the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Barnes & Noble Review.