Black People : American Girl Debuts African-American Doll From the Civil Rights Era

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    This summer, the retailer is set to release a historical doll, named Melody, the third African-American doll from its BeForever line.

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    ...Melody Ellison's story details her as a 9-year-old growing up in Detroit during the 1960s civil rights era. She loves to sing and uses her voice to help make a difference, the report notes.

    ...."When we learn about the civil rights movement, we learn about a handful of really important people. But the movement was ... driven by average, ordinary Americans, like Melody," Mark Speltz, a historian who helped create Melody's story, said.


    Melody's price tag starts at about $115, but if you want her recording studio and all her other accessories, the price will be almost $900.

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