Carry on the legacy of doll making with our exclusive Black Dolls tote. Featuring the image of a handmade doll with a joyful smile from the extraordinary collection of Deborah Neff, the 100% cotton canvas tote is generously sized with a five inch gusset, perfect for your books or crafting supplies.
- 15”W x 15”H x 5”D
- 100% cotton canvas
- 10" handle drop
Black Dolls (February 25 -- June 5, 2022) explores handmade cloth dolls made primarily by African American women between 1850 and 1940 through the lens of race, gender, and history. Examining the formation of racial stereotypes and confronting the persistence of racism in American history. It features more than 100 cloth dolls, alongside dozens of historical photographs of white and Black children posed with their playthings and caregivers. A coda explores 20th-century commercial dolls marketed to a broader audience of Black families seeking to instill pride in their children. Through these humble yet potent objects, Black Dolls reveals difficult truths about American history and invites visitors to engage in the urgent national conversation around the legacy of slavery and race.