Author: bdmad

Shindana Toy Company

The Shindana Toy Company was a trailblazer in the world of dolls, specifically for Black children….

The Doll Test

Once upon a time, in the 1940s, two doctors named Mamie and Kenneth Clark decided to…

Topsy-Turvy

Everything is Upside Down Topsy-Turvy Dolls, also known as reversible dolls, have a long-standing tradition dating…

Mark Ruffin

Black Dolls Matter® founder Mark Ruffin has made a significant impact in the toy and entertainment…

Behind the Scenes with CBS Philly

I recently had the opportunity to share my life-long passion for puppets and dolls with CBS…

“There is nothing more beautiful than the smile of a child who sees their beauty reflected…

Gift-A-Doll 2022

Black Dolls Matter® is giving dolls away this holiday season to needy children. Black Dolls Matter®…

Marcus Mosiah Garvey

A Champion of Black Empowerment Born on August 17, 1887, Marcus Mosiah Garvey was a Jamaican-born…

Lenon “Aunt Len” Holder Hoyte

Aunt Len’s Doll and Toy Museum Aunt Len was Lenon Holder Hoyte, a retired public…

Ida Roberta Bell

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