Name: Understanding African American History Through the Eyes of Dolls – A Communicator for the Past and Present
Description: Sneha Sureshkumar was a 10th grader at the time she conducted extensive research for the documentary “Understanding African American History Through the Eyes of Dolls.” Her research and the resulting documentary were part of her state’s 2020-2021 History Day Project. Shindana’s Baby Nancy was her inspiration. Using Baby Nancy and other Black dolls, the documentary offers a glimpse at Black dolls as parallel communicators of the past and present African American experience.
Sneha Sureshkumar’s documentary received “honorable mention” at the state level.
Link to the approximately 10-minute documentary below.
View the documentary here.
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