A tribute doll to Claudette Colvin who at age 15 was arrested for not giving her bus seat to a white woman in Birmingham, AL. #Jimcrowera, #segregatedsouth #civilrights #blackhistory
A tribute doll to the fifth little girl, a survivor of the 16th Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama. #blackhistory #blackdollhistory #ooakblackdoll
Destiny was inspired by Ruby Nell Bridges, who at age six in 1960 became the first Black child to enroll in William Franz Elementary School in New Orleans.
Name: Naomi Made by and When: Lenci, 1993 Material: Felt Marks: Lenci/Torino (on the body tag); the certificate of origin has a unique number that matches the number on the Attestation of Authenticity. Height: 19 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Mid-back length, loosely curled dark brown wig with bangs; brown painted eyes, closed mouth with redContinue reading “Naomi by Lenci”
Photographs courtesy of Rachel McCullough Sherrod of Starkey’s Daughter Cloth Dolls Name: Amanda Made by and When: Rachel McCullough Sherrod of Starkey’s Daughter Cloth Dolls, 2021 Material: Wool-blend felt face over sculpted polymer clay, stuffed wool-blend felt arms and legs, and stuffed cotton-blend material (for the head and torso) Marks: Signed by the artist, RachelContinue reading “Amanda”
Name: William Thomas Jr., aka Buckwheat of “The Little Rascals” Made by and When: Rachel McCullough Sherrod of Starkey’s Daughter Cloth Dolls, 2020 Material: Wool-blend felt (face, arms, and legs); cotton-blend (head and torso) Marks: Signed by the artist Height: 16 inches without the hat; close to 18 inches with the hat Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black fleeceContinue reading “William Thomas Jr., aka Buckwheat”