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We Meet Anti-Racism Activist and Diversity Educator Jane Elliott


The day after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, an Iowan schoolteacher conducted a lesson on discrimination she called the "Blue eyes–Brown eyes" exercise. Jane Elliott kept her third-graders separated in blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups for the rest of the day. The experience was documented by the PBS Frontline film, “A Class Divided” and has continued to ripple through our culture to this day.

Elliott joins us to reflect on her history as an anti-racism activist and diversity educator in advance of her presentation at FGCU on Monday, February 11.