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American Girl premieres Civil Rights era doll

February 23, 2016 - Uncategorized

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This summer, American Girl Doll will add another doll to its collection. Meet the nine-year-old African-American girl named Melody Ellison. She lived in Detroit during the 1960s Civil Rights era. 

In a statement to Mashable, the company says after experiencing racial inequality and seeing her family face prejudice, Melody uses her singing voice to “blend her voice with others in harmony.” 

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In an interview with CBS News, Vice President of Marketing Julia Prohaska described the responsibility for companies such as American Girl Doll to create dolls like Melody: “I think the doll industry has a very heavy responsibility in reflecting what is true about our society.”  Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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