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Barbie unveils Maya Angelou doll in Inspiring Women series

Posted at 8:03 AM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 11:15:52-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Dr. Maya Angelou is the latest addition to Barbie's Inspiring Women series.

Barbie says the women of the series were risk-takers who changed rules and paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger than ever before.

Angelou's career includes a national book award nomination for "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings," her 1970 autobiography.

She has also received dozens of honorary doctorates, numerous awards and the presidential medal of freedom.

Shipments of the doll will start next month.