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The Leonard Lopate Show

Two Women of Little Rock

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

David Margolick tells the story of Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan Massery, two women whose names might not be well known, but whose image surely is. The famed photo taken of them in September 1957 shows Elizabeth, a black high school girl, dressed in white, walking in front of Little Rock Central High School, while Hazel, a white girl standing directly behind her, face twisted in hate, screams racial epithets. In Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock Margolick tells the story behind the photograph, which captures an epic moment in the civil rights movement.

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NY National Guard Looks to Document Soldiers' Stories for History's Sake

Friday, February 18, 2011


A history project that seeks to chronicle the stories of New York Army National Guard soldiers and veterans who've served in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq is getting underway.