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Black dolls help map our history

Through July 15, the Field House Museum has opened its third floor to the exhibition, “From Caricature to Celebration: A Brief History of African-American Dolls.” The exhibition is connected to the Field House and its namesake family. Roswell Field and his wife Francis Field moved into the house in 1850. Roswell worked as an attorney […]

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Black Dolls Found in Nooses at San Francisco Construction Site, Workers Say

Three African-American construction workers said this week that they were targeted by racial slurs and death threats, including black dolls hanging from nooses in the bathroom, while working on the site of a San Francisco high-rise. The workers — Craig Ogans, Douglas Russell and Don’ta Laury — filed complaints Thursday with the California Department of […]

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Complete Guide to Afro Mixed Race Black Dolls in the UK

It’s a message that can’t come early enough. Kids as young as 3 notice race, and they quickly become aware that race or colour is given meaning in our world. Princesses, featured in books and movies, our kids’ teachers, role models, ballerinas and royalty. All white and straight haired. In a 1940s experiment, African-American children […]

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13 Businesses That Make Black Dolls

For almost a year, my mother has been making dolls. Black dolls specifically. She told me she makes them because            “(Black) children need to see themselves.” She’s disturbed by the lack of diversity that has existed in the doll market and also by the past and present effects this lack […]

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11-Year-Old Zoe Terry, Who Was Bullied Over Her Skin Color, Started A Non-Profit To Gift Black Dolls To Black Girls.

11-Year-Old Zoe Terry, Who Was Bullied Over Her Skin Color, Started A Non-Profit To Gift Black Dolls To Black Girls. “I really wanted to find a way where I can let little brown girls know that their image is beautiful no matter what anyone else says,” she said. Zoe Terry launched “Zoe’s Dolls” with an initiative […]

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