Barbie introduces upcoming Ida B. Wells doll as part of their Inspiring women Series
Barbie comes out with a new doll to commemorate the late, big one Ida B. Wells.
The doll comes under Barbie’s inspiring women’s series, including influential women as NASA mathematicians Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, singer Ella Fitzgerald, civil rights activist Rosa Parks, etc.
The announcement was made about the puppets’ expected release on Barbie the brand’s official Twitter and Instagram pages. The Twitter post indicated a quick review of who Ida B. Wells roles in improving society for both blacks and women:
“#Barbie honors Ida B. Wells in the Inspiring Women series and focuses on heroes who inspire us to dream big. Born into slavery, she was a journalist, activist and suffragist who told stories of injustices that black people faced in her life. At major retailers before 1/17. “
Barbie’s The Instagram post reads:
“The way to correct the clock is to turn the light of truth towards them.
#Barbie is proud to honor the incredible Ida B. Wells as the latest role model in our Inspiring Women series, dedicated to focusing on heroes who paved the way for generations of girls to dream big and make a difference.
Born into slavery, Ida grew to become a journalist, activist and suffragist – and shed light on the stories of injustice that black people faced during her lifetime, and helped found several organizations, including the NAACP.
When children learn about heroes like Ida B. Wells, they do not just imagine a better future – they know they have the power to make it a reality. Available at major retailers by January 17. “
Fans seem to have mixed reviews about the soon to be released doll. Some are excited about the release of a children’s toy that represents a prominent black figure such as Ida B. Wells and see the doll as a good form of representation.
Others are not fans of the doll and are more concerned about the allocation of funds from the dolls’ sale, along with calls for more systemic results for black oppression instead of having representation in the form of a doll.
The doll is to be released on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 17, 2022.
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