Recommendation Date: June 30, 2020
Release Date: June 17, 2020
In 1968, Jane was a third grade teacher in Iowa and the woman behind the “Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes” experiment. Our 80-minute interview took place at her home in California, during the interview, she became emotional three times: for her husband, her father, and Martin Luther King Jr. You may not agree with everything she believes in but you can absolutely agree with much of what she says.
The YouTube video is brought to you by Popular Nation. Popular Nation explores the essence of life through video. Jane Elliott is an American diversity educator. As a schoolteacher, she became known for her “Blue eyes/Brown eyes” exercise. She first conducted her famous exercise for her class on April 5, 1968, the day after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. When her local newspaper published compositions that the children had written about the experience, the reactions (both positive and negative) formed the basis for her career as a public speaker against discrimination.
Blue Eyes Brown Eyes Video
Blue Eyes Brown Eyes Details
Cost: $0.00 (free on YouTube)
Directors: Popular Nation
Genres: Special Interest, History
Subtitles: English [CC]
Audio languages: English
WAIE Category: Humanities for World Cultures