Elizabeth Eckford, Hazel Massery, and the Photo that Changed History

Elizabeth Eckford, Hazel Massery, and the Photo that Changed History

David Margolick

3.14.2010

David Margolick

David Margolick is a long-time contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He’s held similar positions at Newsweek and Portfolio. Prior to joining Vanity Fair he was a legal affairs reporter at The New York Times, where he wrote the weekly “At the Bar" column and covered the trials of O.J. Simpson, Lorena Bobbitt, and William Kennedy Smith. In his fifteen years at the Times, the paper nominated him four times for the Pulitzer Prize. He remains a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review. His work as also appeared in The New York Review of Books, Tablet, and the Forward.

His previous books include: "Strange Fruit: The Biography of a Song" and "Beyond Glory: Max Schmeling vs. Joe Louis and a World on the Brink." David Margolick lives in New York.

Author David Margolick discusses "Elizabeth and Hazel," a book he's writing about a now-infamous photo from the 1957 Little Rock Central High School desegregation crisis that portrays Eckford, a member of the Little Rock Nine, being pursued by a hostile crowd, including a screaming Massery. The picture became a symbol of the Civil Rights Movement and Eckford and Massery would forever be etched in history for their roles in the crisis.

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