Elizabeth and Hazel: The Women of Little Rock
By David Margolick
In a split second, Will Counts, a young newspaper photograher covering the arrival of newly integrating black students at Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas during September 1957, immortalized an image of blatant racism and Jim Crow ideology in action. Elizabeth Eckford, one of the original Little Rock Nine, approaches the school as fellow student Hazel Bryan shouts racial epithets at her. Years later, Hazel finds Elizabeth and reaches out to her, and a deeply complex relationship between them ensues. See what becomes of these two women, whose images came to define one of the most turbulent times in American history. See how that fateful moment capured on film impacted their lives and their attempts to connect, reconcile, and spread a new of message of peace and acceptance.