As part of Barbie’s Inspiring Women series, Matel has released its Rosa Parks doll.
Matel launched the series in 2018 and today announced Parks would join other historic women such as, Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart and Katherine Johnson.
“Rosa Louise Parks led an ordinary life as a seamstress until an extraordinary moment on December 1, 1955,” Barbie’s description of the dolls reads. “When she refused an order to give up her seat to a white passenger and move to the back of the bus, Mrs. Parks’ act of defiance became the catalyst for the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Rosa Parks’ quiet strength played a notable role in the civil rights movement, but it would still take another nine years and more struggles before the 1964 Civil Rights Act overruled existing segregation law
The Rosa Parks doll is available to order online and will retail fo $30.00. Matel plans to begin shipping it early September.