Little Rock Nine was a group of nine African Americans that enrolled into Little Rock Central High School. They were the only African Americans ever in the school and got a lot of hatred and had to have security guards around them during classes.
Elizabeth Eckford was one of the Little Rock Nine, who, in 1957, were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
David Margolick’s latest book, “Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock,” explores what happened to two teenagers captured in one of the civil rights movement’s most iconic photos. Elizabeth Eckford was one of nine black teenagers to integrate Little Rock, Arkansas', Central High School in 1957, and the photo shows her walking a gauntlet of shouting, taunting white students and adults. In the photo, Hazel Bryan, now Hazel Bryan Massery, was the white girl caught in the midst of yelling a racial epithet. The moment depicted in that image continued to reverberate throughout both girls’ lives.
Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas by Black History Album