Barbie Makes Doll of Ida B. Wells, Black Journalist Who Exposed Horrors of Lynching

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Barbie is honoring famed black journalist Ida B. Wells with this doll. It’s part of the company’s “Inspiring Women” series.

Wells was born into slavery in 1862 and went on to write about racism and the horrors of lynching. The doll features a dress that reflects that time period. It’s set to go on sale Monday.