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A Class Divided

(DVD - 2003 )
A Class Divided


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In 1968, after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jane Elliott, a public school teacher in Riceville, Iowa, divided her all-white third-graders into blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups for a lesson in discrimination. On successive days, each group was treated as inferior and subjected to discrimination. A 1970 documentary, Eye of the storm, presented this experiment on television. This documentary reunites the teacher and students 15 years after the experiment to analyze its enduring effects.
Title: A class divided
[videorecording]
Publisher: [Alexandria, VA] :, PBS DVD Video,, c2003
Edition: Standard version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: a production of Yale University Films for Frontline ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; WGBH Boston ; producer-director, William Peters ; writers, William Peters, Charlie Cobb
Notes: Originally broadcast March 26, 1985 on the television program: Frontline
Includes: A class divided study guide
Special features and language options may vary by copy
Summary: In 1968, after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jane Elliott, a public school teacher in Riceville, Iowa, divided her all-white third-graders into blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups for a lesson in discrimination. On successive days, each group was treated as inferior and subjected to discrimination. A 1970 documentary, Eye of the storm, presented this experiment on television. This documentary reunites the teacher and students 15 years after the experiment to analyze its enduring effects.
Branch Call Number: DVD 379.26 CLASS
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