The day after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, third-grade teacher Jane Elliott listened to her class in an all-white Iowa town make racist remarks about his death and decided to teach them a lesson, according to the Globe and Mail.
“What I had racked my brain [for] was a way of letting my children find out for themselves, personally, deeply, what discrimination was really like,” she would later tell PBS.
More than 40 years later, the Internet is loving her for it. A video of Jane Elliott’s 1968 social experiment in an all-white Iowa town has gone viral.
Watch the powerful video here:
Read more at the Globe and Mail.