Category: Black Doll History

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…

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

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