Black History Month is less than one month away and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than with Mattel – the maker of Barbie.
It was recently revealed that they will be honoring Dr. Maya Angelou with her very own doll. Barbie is honoring Dr. Angelou for her impact and history as well as activism and professional achievements. Her doll is part of Barbie’s Inspiring Women collector series. The dolls series was first launched back in 2018. Dr. Maya Angelou is the tenth role model joining this exciting series.
In a press release, Mattel said, “Our efforts include a commitment to spotlight more Black role models who are female, and now, we are introducing a doll that honors Dr. Maya Angelou, author and activist who used her voice and unique writing style to connect with people and inspire generations.”
The press release continued, “Dr. Maya Angelou had a multi-hyphenated career and numerous awards and accolades, including over 50 honorary doctorates and a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Nominated for a National Book Award in 1970, her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings continues to move readers around the world today.”
Dr. Maya Angelou’s doll is dressed in floral print with a matching headwrap. Accessories on her doll include a golden ring, watch, earrings, and bracelet. She is even holding a replica of Dr. Angelou’s memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Pre-order your doll today by clicking here!