I am so excited to see a black doll, it’s like a time for
celebration. Let’s have a BLACK HISTORY party.
Marcus Garvey is definitely one of those great rolemodels.
IN the 1920s, Marcus Garvey urged Black Americans to be
proud of their color and features. ( All of our features are graceful,
elegant beautiful. That’s why I love to see my BLACK people
take pictures. Every black person taking pictures is
giving me something great to look at.) Back to Marcus Garvery:
By 1920, he went to 38 states
and deeply touched the hearts of OUR BLACK people. His
newspaper was called NEgro World, and sold 100,000 copies a week
and also advertised the sale of black dolls.
There was a caption included under Negro World photograph
of a happy child holding her black toy. The caption says
Little Thelma Miller, 8 years old is fond of her black doll.
By 1919, the Harlem based company of Berry & Ross was the
first large scale manufacturer of Black Dolls. Many people
should get up and keep the pattern going. Our Black Children
are the future. We need to inspire them anyway we can.
Let’s do everything to make them Happy Black babies,
and happy black kids, happy black teens, Happy black
adults and so on! You dig?