Category: Black Doll History

Meet Victoria Adesanmi

Meet Victoria Adesanmi, the Nigerian-American mastermind behind the creation of Barbie’s Malibu DreamHouse. This amazing real-life…

The Barbie Movie: A Celebration of Diversity

The Barbie Movie: A Celebration of Diversity In the Barbie Movie, diversity will be celebrated! That’s…

SUN-MAN: The Legacy Continues

SUN-MAN: The Legacy Continues Olmec Toys, founded by Yla Eason, has made waves in the toy…

How It Began

How It Began As we commemorate Black History, I am honored to share my personal story…

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…

Marcus Mosiah Garvey

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