As a writer, author, activist, and teacher, Dr. Maya Angelou has received numerous awards and accolades including over 50 honorary doctorates, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a National Book Award nomination for her 1970 autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In 1993, she became the first African American and female poet to speak at a U.S. Presidential inauguration. Maya Angelou Barbie doll is being presented to honor the history and impact of Dr. Maya Angelou's activism, work and achievements. Sculpted to her likeness and dressed in a head wrap and dress with floral print, Maya Angelou Barbie doll features a curvy body and articulation for endless posing possibilities. With displayable packaging, this celebration of Dr. Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life and work makes a great gift. This doll is apart of the Black Label Collection. This collection includes some of Barbie Signature's most sensational dolls designed for the adult collector like the Inspiring Women series, Day of the Dead Doll, and more! Black Label dolls do not have a set edition size.
Barbie recognizes all female role models. The Inspiring Women Series pays tribute to incredible heroines of their time; courageous women who took risks, changed rules and paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger than ever before.