Barbie continues to honor black women in history.
According to CNN Ida B. Wells, the famed Black journalist who worked to expose the horrors of lynching has now been immortalized by Barbie.
The latest addition to Barbie’s “Inspiring Women” series, the Wells doll features the journalist in an 1800s-style high neck black dress, with her hair piled atop her head.
On Instagram Barbie shared:
“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”
#Barbie is proud to honor the incredible Ida B. Wells as the newest role model in our Inspiring Women series, dedicated to spotlighting 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 – bringing light to the stories of injustice that Black people faced in her lifetime, and co-founding several organizations including the NAACP.
When kids learn about heroes like Ida B. Wells, they don’t just imagine a better future – they know they have the power to make it come true.
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She is beautiful!
The doll is set to be available at major retailers by January 17.