MATTEL HONORS LITERARY ICON DR. MAYA ANGELOU WITH HER OWN BARBIE DOLL

Dr. Maya Angelou, world-renowned author, poet, civil rights activist and educator, has been honored with a Barbie doll.

Mattel, Barbie’s parent company, said Thursday the doll is part of its Inspiring Women Series, as well as its initiative to “spotlight more Black role models.”

Dr. Angelou is the tenth doll in the Inspired Women Series. The collection launched in 2018 and is “dedicated to honoring historical and present-day role models who paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger than ever before,” the company said.

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