Mattel Releases Rosa Parks and Sally Ride Dolls

Maria Perez
Aug 29, 2019 - 11:00

Mattel is honoring civil rights activist Rosa Parks and astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel into space, with Barbie dolls modeled after them.

Children around the world will have an opportunity to add these two historical female figurines to their collection, the company announced on August 26, HuffPost reported. The two dolls are part of Barbie’s Inspiring Women series which “pays tribute to incredible heroines of their time; courageous women who took risks, changed rules and paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger than ever before,” the website states. Some of the other dolls featured in the series include artist and activist Frida Kahlo and mathematician Katherine Johnson.

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