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Mattel Names Two in Barbie Series

Mattel has named activist Rosa Parks and astronaut Sally Ride as the newest additions to the Barbie Inspiring Women Series.

The dolls, created to honor these two pioneers, have each been sculpted in the likenesses of their real-life counterparts. As with all Barbie Signature Black Label dolls, each one comes with a doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity. They'll also arrive in specially-designed packaging that tells their stories and includes a quote from each of them.

Parks was called "the Mother of the Modern Civil Rights Movement" and received worldwide recognition and numerous awards including the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal of Honor.

Sally Ride was one-of-six women accepted out of more than 8,000 applicants to join NASA and became the first American woman (and youngest person) to fly in space as part of the Challenger crew in 1986.

Both the Rosa Parks Barbie Doll and Sally Ride Barbie Doll are available at Barbie.Mattel.com.

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