C. J. Walker

Name: C. J. Walker Made by and When: Madame Alexander, 2011 Material: Hard plastic Marks: ALEXANDER (on the back) Height: 10 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black wig in a pinned up, early 1900s style/brown sleep eyes, painted lower eyelashes/closed mouth with painted red lips Clothes: As described by the manufacturer, the doll wears “a two-piece suit cutContinue reading “C. J. Walker”

Bessie Coleman

Name: Bessie Coleman Made by and When: Madame Alexander, 2009 Material: Hard plastic Marks: ALEXANDER (on the back) Height: 10 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black wig styled in a bob with bangs/brown sleep eyes, painted lower eyelashes/closed mouth with painted red lips Clothes: The doll’s very detailed outfit consists of a brown leatherette jacket, black vinyl beltContinue reading “Bessie Coleman”

Josephine Baker

Name: Josephine Baker Made by and When: Madame Alexander, 2007 Material: Hard plastic Marks: ALEXANDER (on the back), 200/400 (on bottom) Height: 10 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black bob-style wig/brown sleep eyes, painted lower eyelashes/closed mouth with painted red lips Clothes: The metallic and pearl bikini top, gold bikini bottom, banana skirt, gold dangle earrings, gold sandals,Continue reading “Josephine Baker”

Understanding African American History Through the Eyes of Dolls

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’sContinue reading “Understanding African American History Through the Eyes of Dolls”