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Barbie Honors Bessie Coleman With Inspiring Women Series Doll

Barbie Honors Bessie Coleman With Inspiring Women Series Doll
Barbie announces the launch of the Bessie Coleman doll, the first Black American female pilot, in celebration of her birthday on January 26.

*Today, Barbie officially announced the launch of the Bessie Coleman Inspiring Women doll, recognizing the first Black and Native American female pilot with a doll made in her likeness, in advance of her birthday tomorrow, January 26, and in celebration of Black History Month.To ensure Bessie’s legacy is truly represented, Barbie teamed up with Gigi Coleman, Bessie’s great-niece and President of The Bessie Coleman Aviation All-Stars, to celebrate this Inspiring Women Doll.“As someone who has dedicated much of my life to encouraging the youth of all backgrounds to explore careers in aviation, my family and I commend Barbie for expanding my great aunt’s legacy in such an overwhelming tribute, with a Bessie Coleman Inspiring Women doll.” says Gigi Coleman, Great Niece of Bessie Coleman, Author, and President of The Bessie Coleman Aviation All-Stars, committed to expanding opportunities in aviation for disadvantaged youth.

As part of the celebration of Bessie Coleman’s legacy, Barbie is also:    Partnering with Bessie Coleman Aviation All-Stars, a not-for-profit organization founded by Bessie’s great-niece, Gigi Coleman, that promotes the legacy of Bessie through STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) programming, educates students in the fundamentals of aeronautics, introduces students to various careers in aviation and explores historical and cultural aviation figures.The special programming includes a Barbie Branded Virtual Salon event with Gigi Coleman, Bessie Coleman’s great-niece on Friday, February 3rd, from 6-7:15pm ET.

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