This April marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in Memphis, TN. Following his death, riots and protests erupted in cities across the country. But in the small town of Riceville, IA, it inspired an elementary school teacher to help her all-white class understand racism. Jane Elliott created the Blue Eyes-Brown Eyes experiment, a controversial exercise which treated school children differently based on their eye color. Correspondent Jessica Gomez travels to Iowa to talk with Elliott about why she says the lesson is still relevant today and the lasting impact on one of her students.

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