Mattel unveils Susan B. Anthony Barbie doll

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Susan B. Anthony Barbie® Inspiring Women™ Doll (Photo courtesy of Barbie®)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (NewsNation Now) – Women’s rights icon Susan B. Anthony is the latest addition to Barbie’s inspiring women doll line.

Toymaker Mattel unveiled its Susan B. Anthony doll on Friday.

The Inspiring Women™ Series features many women who made their marks on history, including singer Ella Fitzgerald and civil rights activist Rosa Parks.

Deborah Hughes, president of the Susan B. Anthony Museum and House in Rochester, New York, said the doll opens the door for people to learn about the legacy of the suffragist movement.

“If you play with her of if you’re a collector, she’s an entry point, she’s an entry point to learning all about the story, not just about Anthony,” Hughes said.

“Susan B. Anthony would be the first to tell you it wasn’t just her, that it wasn’t Susan B. Anthony that helped make the 19th Amendment a reality,” she added. “It was thousands and thousands of women whose names we don’t know.”

A limited number of the Susan B. Anthony dolls will be available through the Anthony Museum online.

NewsNation affiliate WROC contributed to this report.

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