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Jane Elliot, Schoolteacher


“Keep me from ever judging a man until I have walked a mile in his moccasins.”

Vision: Eliminating racial discrimination by showing similarities rather than differences. Action: In 1968, Elliot needed to explain Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination to her class. Her innovative approach to highlight different racial perspectives made her pupils feel what it was like to belong to another race. It’s still used to foster greater empathy today.

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