barbie adds civil rights icon rosa parks to its inspiring women series

barbie adds civil rights icon rosa parks to its inspiring women series

to celebrate women’s equality day mattel is honoring civil rights icon rosa parks with her very own barbie doll. the toy is complete with authentic clothing and unique accessories, and comes with educational material about her contributions to society.

images courtesy of mattel



rosa parks barbie debuted along alongside another model in tribute to pioneering astronaut sally ride. both are the latest editions to barbie’s inspiring women series, which pays tribute to women throughout history who have ‘paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger than ever before.’ amelia earhart, katherine johnson and frida kahlo are also part of this collection.



rosa louise parks made history in 1955 when she refused to an order to give up her seat to a white passenger and move to the back of a bus. her act of defiance became the catalyst for the montgomery bus boycott, immortalized as a crucial moment of quiet strength that played a notable role in the civil rights movement.



today, rosa parks is hailed as ‘the mother of the modern civil rights movement’. she has earned worldwide recognition and numerous awards including the presidential medal of freedom and congressional gold medal of honor. the rosa parks barbie is available to buy online and in select stores for $30.99 USD.


project info


company: mattel

brand: barbie

model: rosa parks / sally ride

series: inspiring women

price: $30.99 USD

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