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Mattel releases Eleanor Roosevelt Barbie doll

Posted at 7:41 AM, Mar 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-04 10:48:42-05

The iconic doll is getting a new version in the likeness of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

It's part of Barbie's Inspiring Women Series which also includes doll versions of women like Billie Jean King, Rosa Parks and Maya Angelou.

Mattel says it chose Roosevelt because she was a "Champion of policies around civil and economic rights."