CIVIL RIGHTS LEGEND IDA B. WELLS HAS BEEN TURNED INTO A NEW BARBIE DOLL

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Civil Rights legend Ida B. Wells has been turned into a new Barbie doll, making her the latest historical figure to join the ranks of Mattel’s “Inspiring Women” collection. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Barbie (@barbie) The official Barbie Instagram started off a post with a quote from Wells in celebration of her Barbie addition to the collection. “The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them,” the post started. The tribute continued, “#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. Available at major retailers by January 17th.” Mattel also said in a statement that, “When kids learn...

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