Barbie Introduces Upcoming Ida B. Wells Doll Part Of Their Inspiration for WomenSeries
BarbieTo commemorate the great, deceased, a new doll will be released Ida B. Wells.
The doll is available in the following sizes: Barbie’s Inspiring Women Series,Include influential women like NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, singer Ella FitzgeraldActivist for civil rights Rosa Parks, etc.
The announcement was made of the dolls’ anticipated release on the Barbie brand’s official Twitter and Instagram pages. Twitter posted a quick overview of whoIda B. WellsBlack women and Black men play important roles in improving society
“#Barbie honors Ida B. Wells is featured in Inspiring Women’s series, which highlights heroes who inspire women to dream big. Born into slavery, she was a journalist, activist & suffragist, telling the stories of injustices that Black people faced in her lifetime. At major retailers by 1/17.”
“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.
#Barbie is proud of honoring the extraordinary Ida B. Wells is our newest role model in the Inspiring Women Series, which focuses on women who have inspired generations of girls to dream big.
Born into slavery, Ida grew to become a journalist, activist, and suffragist – bringing light to the stories of injustice that Black people faced in her lifetime, and co-founding several organizations including the NAACP.
Children learn about heroes when they are young Ida B. Wells, they don’t just imagine a better future – they know they have the power to make it come true. Available at major retailers by January 17th.”
The doll is getting mixed reviews from fans. Some are excited about the release of a children’s toy representing a prominent Black figure such as Ida B. WellsThe doll is a good representation.
Others are not fans of the doll and are more worried about the allocations of the funds received from the dolls’ sale, along with calling for more systemic results for Black oppression instead of having representation in the form of a doll.
The doll will be available for purchase on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17th 2022.
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