MLK http://iowapublicradio.org en Iowa Experiments http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-experiments <p>One day in 1968, the day after the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered, <a href="http://www.janeelliott.com/">Jane Elliott</a>, a teacher in the small town of Riceville, divided her third-grade class into blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups&hellip;and gave them a lesson in discrimination.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 20:07:57 +0000 Katherine Perkins & Ben Kieffer 29697 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Experiments 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington http://iowapublicradio.org/post/50th-anniversary-march-washington <p><span class="st">Thursday, August 28</span><sup>, </sup><span class="st">marks the </span>50<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the <a href="http://50thanniversarymarchonwashington.com/">March on Washington</a>.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer looks back on this historic day with<a href="http://www.wdmcs.org/district/our-school-board/members/"> Rev. Milton Cole-Duvall</a> who attended the March when he was a 19-year-old college student and former Iowa state <a href="http://www.waynefordassoc.com/bio.html">Rep. Wayne Ford</a> who was an 11-year-old boy living in Washington, D.C. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 18:57:16 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 28129 at http://iowapublicradio.org 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Civil Rights Activist Grace Lee Boggs in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/civil-rights-activist-grace-lee-boggs-iowa <p></p><p>Asian-American civil rights activist Grace Lee Boggs has traveled from her home in Detroit to</p><p>speak at Grinnell College as part of the campus celebration of Martin Luther King's birthday. She tells Iowa Public Radio's Pat Blank, she wasn't a fan of the idea when it was first proposed.&nbsp; At 97, Boggs continues to be active with a program known as Detroit Summer.&nbsp; It's a project that's been underway for several years involving the city's young people with&nbsp;activities such as gardening and renovating inner city buildings.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 19:46:13 +0000 Pat Blank 13834 at http://iowapublicradio.org Civil Rights Activist Grace Lee Boggs in Iowa