Jane Elliott

Jane Elliott (born May 27, 1933, Riceville, Iowa) is an American former schoolteacher, recognized most prominently as an anti-racism activist and educator. She is also known as being a feminist and LGBT activist. Jane Elliott created the famous "blue-eyed/brown-eyed" exercise, first done with third grade school children in the 1960s, which later became the basis for her career in diversity training. The exercise was conducted the day following Martin Luther King Jr's assassination.