Author: bdmad

Lenon “Aunt Len” Holder Hoyte

Aunt Len was Lenon Holder Hoyte, a retired public school art teacher who amassed one of…

Ida Roberta Bell

Ida Roberta Bell (1904-1992) was an educator and doll artist, well known for her hand-sculpted dolls…

The First Black Doll Company

The first black-owned doll company was founded in 1911 by a formerly enslaved man named Richard…

Ida B. Wells Barbie Inspiring Women Doll

The Barbie Inspiring Women Series pays tribute to incredible heroines of their time; courageous women who…

Brown Like Me

As far back as I can remember dolls have been a part of my life. Pictured,…

Making Progress

When I decided to embark on the Black Dolls Matter social media campaign just about seven…

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