Ms. Parks’ refusal to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in 1955 prompted a mass black boycott of buses, organized by Martin Luther King Jr. She was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1999, one of the highest civilian awards in the USA.
Mattel announced today Parks would be one of the latest additions to the series, which launched in 2018 and features dolls based on women who have played significant roles in history, including Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart, and Katherine Johnson.
The Rosa Parks doll wears 1950s style clothes and will come with educational material about her life. The doll, which is priced at $30.00, is available for pre-order online now. It is expected to ship in early September.