In 1968, Iowa teacher Jane Elliott decided to teach her third-graders a lesson about racism. For an entire day, she conducted her class as if the brown-eyed children were superior to those with blue eyes. In this 1970 photo, the "inferior" students are at the back of the line wearing collars.
A CLASS DIVIDED: THEN AND NOW
An Iowa teacher's 1960s classroom experiment on race changed my life. Now here I was, knocking on her door.
By Corina Knoll - March 26, 2009
The years have turned her once-brown hair a bright snowy white, and at 75 years old she's rounder, maybe shorter, than she used to be. But eye color doesn't change.