One of the most requested programs in FRONTLINE's history, this film recounts a small town teacher's attempt to teach her students about racism and discrimination. Jane Elliott decided on a bold experiment: she awarded special privileges to her blue-eyed students while discriminating against those whose eyes were brown. FRONTLINE tracks down Mrs. Elliott's former third-graders to learn what effect those early lessons on racism had on their lives.
Producer: Yale University Films, New Haven, CT
Production Year: 1985
Length: 60 minutes
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