Barbie doll honors the black American journalist Ida B Wells

Mattel is creating a Barbie doll to honor the black American journalist Ida B Wells who was born into slavery and went on to expose the horrors of lynching and help found the NAACP

  • Mattel has created a Barbie to honor the black American journalist Ida B Wells
  • The prominent activist helped found two groupsthe NACWC and the NAACP
  • The Ida B Wells doll is the newest addition to Barbie’s Inspiring Women series
  • Other dolls in series include Ella Fitzgerald, Susan B. Anthony, and Rosa Parks
  • Mattel has created a Barbie doll to honor the black American journalist Ida B Wells, who was born into slavery and famously helped to found the NAACP.

    Wells, who was born into slavery in 미시시피 에 1862 during the Civil War, was a skilled writer who used her skills as a journalist to draw attention to the conditions experienced by African Americans in the South.

    She was an activist and researcher who battled sexism and racism across the late 19th and early 20th centuries, founding the National Association of Colored Women’s Club and helping to set up the NAACP.

    지금, Wells is being honoured by Mattel as the toy company have created a Barbie doll of the prominent civil rights leader.

    Ida B Wells (사진에 1920) was an activist and researcher who battled sexism and racism, who helped to set up the NAACP in 1909

    Ida B Wells (사진에 1920) was an activist and researcher who battled sexism and racism, who helped to set up the NAACP in 1909

    지금, Wells is being honoured by Mattel as the toy company have created a Barbie doll of the prominent civil rights leader

    지금, Wells is being honoured by Mattel as the toy company have created a Barbie doll of the prominent civil rights leader

    Announcing the news, an Instagram account for Barbie said the Ida B Wells doll is the newest in its Inspiring Women series.

    Although a price for the new Barbie doll has not yet been confirmed, it will be available at major retailers from January 17.

    The statement said: ‘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.

    It is not the first Barbie inspired by female figures, as there are also dolls inspired by the late Dr. Maya Angelou, singer Ella Fitzgerald, nurse Florence Nightingale and civil rights activist Rosa Parks, 다른 것들 중에서.

    Wells famously filed a lawsuit against a train car company in Memphis in 1884 for unfair treatment after she was thrown off a first-class train, despite having a ticket.

    She won the case on a local level but the ruling was eventually overturned in a federal court.

    Announcing the news, an Instagram account for Barbie said the Ida B Wells doll is the newest in the Inspiring Women series

    Announcing the news, an Instagram account for Barbie said the Ida B Wells doll is the newest in the Inspiring Women series

    Wells famously filed a lawsuit against a train car company in Memphis in 1884 for unfair treatment after she was thrown off a first-class train, despite having a ticket. 사진: New Ida B Wells Barbie doll

    Wells (사진) confronted white women in the suffrage movement for ignoring lynching and helped to found the National Association of Colored Women's Club

    Wells (권리) confronted white women in the suffrage movement for ignoring lynching and helped to found the National Association of Colored Women’s Club

    Although a price for the new Barbie doll has not yet been confirmed, it will be available at major retailers from January 17

    Although a price for the new Barbie doll has not yet been confirmed, it will be available at major retailers from January 17

    에 1893, Wells joined other African American leaders in calling for a boycott of the World’s Columbian Exposition, accusing them of negatively portraying the black community.

    She also confronted white women in the suffrage movement for ignoring lynching and helped to found the National Association of Colored Women’s Club, which was set up to address issues of civil rights and women’s suffrage.

    에서 1898 ...에 1902, Wells served as secretary for the National Afro-American Council and in 1909, she was involved in the Niagara Falls meeting that saw the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 설립.

    The new Ida B Wells doll is part of Barbie’s Inspiring Women collector series, 시작된 2018 and includes famous figures such as Sally Ride, Susan B. Anthony, and Rosa Parks.

    Last January, the late author and activist Dr. Maya Angelou was added to the collection with her very own Barbie doll.

    Though Angelou, 누가 죽었는지 2014 나이에 86, did not live to see the doll, her son Guy Johnson expressed excitement over the honor at the time.

    Other dolls in the series include activist Dr. Maya Angelou

    Other dolls in the series include civil rights activist Rosa Parks

    Other dolls in Barbie’s Inspiring Women series include civil rights activist Rosa Parks (권리) and the late author and activist Dr. Maya Angelou

    'These historical women broke boundaries': Other dolls in the series include women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony

    ‘These historical women broke boundaries’: Other dolls in the series include women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony

    Tennis player Billie Jean King  and and astronaut Sally Ride (사진) are also in the series

    Tennis player Billie Jean King (사진) and and astronaut Sally Ride are also in the series

    Tennis player Billie Jean King (권리) and and astronaut Sally Ride (왼쪽) are also in the series

    '우리 엄마, 박사. Maya Angelou, was a pioneer and an activist with an invincible spirit for justice,’ 그는 성명에서 말했다.

    ‘Through her words and actions, she developed a unique ability to create deep connections with people around the world. She used to say, “I write from the Black perspective, but I aim for the human heart”.’

    Other dolls in the series include singer Ella Fitzgerald, nurse Florence Nightingale, women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony, civil rights activist Rosa Parks, tennis player Billie Jean King, and astronaut Sally Ride.

    Past dolls in the series, which are no longer available on the Mattel website, include artist Frida Kahlo, NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, and aviator Amelia Earhart

    ‘These historical women broke boundaries that made the world a better place for future generations of girls,’ a previous press release explained.

    WHO WAS IDA B WELLS?

    Ida B Wells was an activist who battled sexism and racism, founding the National Association of Colored Women's Club and helping to set up the NAACP

    Ida B Wells was an activist who battled sexism and racism, founding the National Association of Colored Women’s Club and helping to set up the NAACP

    Wells was born into slavery during the Civil War and her parents became politically active after the war ended in Reconstruction Era politics.

    Wells enrolled at Rust College but was expelled two years later after a confrontation with the school’s president. After moving to Memphis, 테네시, Wells continued to work as an educator.

    에 1884, Wells filed a lawsuit against a train car company in Memphis for unfair treatment after she was thrown off a first-class train, despite having a ticket.

    She won the case on a local level but the ruling was eventually overturned in a federal court.

    After one of her friends was lynched, Wells began investigating several cases when black men had been lynched before publishing her findings in a pamphlet.

    But Wells was forced to move to Chicago, 일리노이, after her writing about a 1892 lynching enraged locals and her press was burnt.

    에 1893, Wells joined other African American leaders in calling for a boycott of the World’s Columbian Exposition, accusing them of negatively portraying the black community.

    Wells, who married African American lawyer Ferdinand Barnett in 1895 and had four children with him, also travelled internationally and spoke about lynching to foreign audiences.

    She confronted white women in the suffrage movement for ignoring lynching and later helped to found the National Association of Colored Women’s Club, which was set up to address issues of civil rights and women’s suffrage.

    에서 1898 ...에 1902, Wells served as secretary for the National Afro-American Council and in 1909, she was involved in the Niagara Falls meeting that saw the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 설립.

    Before her death in March 1931, Wells focused her efforts on urban reform in Chicago.

    출처: Women’s History

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