Barbie Debuts Rosa Parks Doll

By N. Jamiyla Chisholm Aug 27, 2019

Barbie takes its Inspiring Women Series to new heights by honoring civil rights icon Rosa Parks and astronaut Sally Ride with their very own Barbie dolls, Mattel announced Monday (August 26).

The dolls come with educational material about their contributions to society, a quote, authentic clothing and unique accessories. Mattel stresses the dolls’ likenesses, noting that the Rosa Parks doll wears a floral dress under her wool coat, and she comes with gloves, glasses, a clutch and a pillbox hat—a look reminiscent of what she wore the day she launched the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

“Both Sally Ride and Rosa Parks made the world better for future generations of girls,” a Mattel spokesperson told CNN. “By celebrating their achievements with dolls made in their likeness, we hope girls will be inspired to pursue their dreams.”

Check out the Rosa Park doll here.