Rosa Parks and Sally Ride honored with new Barbie dolls

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Courtesy: Mattel

(CNN & WIAT) – A historical moment in the world of Barbie, as soon as children everywhere will get the chance to have two historical female role models as part of their play pals.

Exciting news, Mattel is honoring Rosa Parks and Sally Ride with their very own Barbie dolls.

Rosa Parks was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. The United States Congress has called her “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement.”

Rosa Parks Barbie

And Sally Ride was the first American woman — and youngest American — to fly in space. She joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American woman in space in 1983. She was the third woman in space overall, 

Sally Ride Barbie

In honor of these women, each doll comes with educational material about each woman’s contributions to society, authentic clothing, and unique accessories. So it not just about the playmate of the doll but the history and story behind each doll.

It’s only fitting that these two new Barbies debuted on Monday, August 27th, which is Women’s Equality Day.

Mattel released these new barbies, as a part of the ‘Inspiring Women Series,’ which debuted on International Women’s Day in 2018.

Its mission is to honor historical role models who paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger than before.

Amelia Earhart, Katherine Johnson, and Frida Kahlo are also part of this collection.

Both the Rosa Parks and Sally Ride dolls are available for purchase now.

For more on these barbies and where to purchase them, visit: https://barbie.mattel.com/shop

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