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January 23, 2006
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Jane Elliott

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BGSU celebrates Black History Month

The University will host a number of events commemorating Black History Month, beginning with a Jan. 30 presentation by Jane Elliott, adapter of the groundbreaking “Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes” experiment.

Now a lecturer on diversity and prejudice, Elliott is the former teacher who received national attention for a lesson on discrimination in which participants were labeled inferior or superior based on their eye color. She will speak at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

She first conducted the experiment with her Riceville, Iowa, third-graders following Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination in April 1968 and later repeated the exercise with various other groups. In her BGSU presentation, titled “The Anatomy of Prejudice,” she will discuss the results of her experiment and explore issues of diversity and discrimination as they relate to a college setting. Her talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the University Activities Organization.

Elliott’s work has been documented on several award-winning television specials, including ABC’s “The Eye of the Storm” and “A Class Divided,” and “The Eye of the Beholder,” on PBS’ Frontline series. Her most recent film is “The Angry Eye.”
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