Rosa Parks Honored With a Barbie Doll on Women’s Equality Day


Civil rights activist Rosa Parks is being honored with her own Barbie doll.
The toy company Mattel unveiled the new doll for Women’s Equality Day on August 26 as part of a range dedicated to celebrating inspiring women.
Parks became known as “the mother of the civil rights movement” after she refused to give up her bus seat to a white man in Alabama. Her arrest in 1955 started the Montgomery Bus Boycott which led to the desegregation of the transport system.
The Rosa Parks doll is part of the Inspiring Women Series, dolls based on historical figures that come with educational information about the contributions each woman made to society, as well as authentic clothing, according to CNN.


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The series also includes a doll honoring Sally Ride, the first American woman in space.