Tag: black doll history

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…