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, Doll Artist

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

The First Black Doll Company

Richard Henry Boyd

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

Ida B. Wells Barbie Inspiring Women Doll

Ida B. Wells Barbie Inspiring Women Doll

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