Published on Mar 3, 2020 12:05 AM

The Oprah Show on Race In America - A 25-Year Look Back

From January 17, 2011: To commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Oprah looks back at “The Oprah Winfrey Show” episodes that centered around race. The moments include a visit to Forsyth County, GA, where no black person had lived since 1912, the reunion of seven of the Little Rock 9 with the white high school students who bullied them, a brown-eyed/blue-eyed race experiment with teacher Jane Elliott, a white college student’s experiment on being black, audience opinions about the Rodney King verdict and riots, Jay-Z’s book “Decoded,” and an interview with a former racist who changed after getting to know his biracial grandson. Also, Oprah reveals the pivotal aha! moment she had during the taping of an episode with white supremacist guests.

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