Black American journalist, suffragist, and anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells will have her likeness transformed into a Barbie doll to honor her historic achievements. Wells, who was born into slavery in Mississippi in 1862 during the Civil War, went on to break boundaries as a prominent suffragist fighting to expand the right to vote. “Barbie is proud to honor the incredible Ida B. Wells as the newest role model in our Inspiring Women series, dedicated to spotlighting heroes who paved the way for a generation of girls to dream big and make a difference,” an Instagram account for Barbie said in a post. Wearing a long black gown, white lace collar, and black boots, the Wells Barbie doll clutches a copy of the Memphis Free Speech and Headlight newspaper, which she co-owned.

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