Synopsis by Hal Erickson
When the blind school at Winoka is sold by the bank, the people of Walnut Grove decide to establish a new school at the former home of Rev. Alden. Meanwhile, pompous Mrs. Oleson (Katherine MacGregor) is doing her best to keep Joe Kagan (Moses Gunn), a black man, from joining the town's church. As so often happens, Mrs. Oleson is due for an immensely satisfying comeuppance -- and it all hinges on her eagerness to meet the blind school's celebrated new teacher, Hester-Sue Terhune. This is the first episode of a two-part story.