A Barbie Doll Honoring Dr. Maya Angelou Is Being Released This Month
It will come out just before Black History Month.
Barbie continues to dominate in the world of, and their latest line of dolls spotlights incredible historical
The latest to be added to this collection is Dr. Maya Angelou, famous civil rights activist and critically acclaimed author, known for her 1969 memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Maya Angelou Barbie® doll is being presented to honor the history and impact of Dr. Maya Angelou's activism, work and achievements.
Angelou also became the first African American and female poet to speak at a in 1993.
She also received numerous awards and accolades, including over 50 honorary doctorates and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The doll features Angelou in a head wrap and floral dress holding her famed memoir.
Angelou's doll is the tenth in"Inspiring Women" series, which also includes doll versions of Ella Fitzgerald, Florence Nightingale, Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks, Billie Jean King, and Sally Ride.
"™ Series 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," said Mattel.