This is the Barbie doll with the appearance of the colored journalist Ida B Wells. This journalist in 1909 helped found the organization for the civil rights of people of color, NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People).
The doll was created by the company Mattel, in honor of Wells as a prominent leader in the rights of African-Americans.
Wells was born into slavery in Mississippi in 1862 during the Civil War. She was a distinguished writer who used her skills in journalism in order to draw attention to the conditions of African-Americans in the South.
Towards the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, she became an activist and researcher in the fight against sexism and racism.
In an Instagram post, Mattel said that Ida B Wells is the latest doll they created inspired by the inspirational women series.
Wells-looking Barbie dolls are part of the collection of Barbie-looking dolls collection of women who have inspired with their work, a collection that was launched in 2018 and which includes famous figures such as Sally Ride, Susan B. Anthony and Rosa Parks.
These women break down boundaries to make the world a better place to live for the younger generations of girls.
The price of Wells's apparent Barbie has not been announced yet, but it will go on sale from January 17, 2022./21Media