The National Black Doll Museum of History’s new exhibit, VIBE: Visions of Black Elegance, will celebrate black excellence by featuring the 40th Anniversary of Black Barbie. The exhibit, which opens in May, will also pay tribute to The Ebony Fashion Fair. Set at Lambardo’s in Randolph, MA, the exhibit will open with their annual Mother’s Day Tea.
Highlighting the true story behind the first Black Barbie, Kitty Black Perkins is set to attend as the exhibit’s guest speaker. The importance and impact of the original Black Barbie amongst more topics will be explored in the exhibit.
The museum will feature “The Ebony Fashion Fair: A Retrospective” by displaying Ebony Fashion Fair’s sixty year journey while also recognizing its founder, Eunice Johnson. Garments from the pages of Ebony Magazine will be dressed upon life-size mannequins alongside an affirmation wall, which will be open to visitors to “share their wisdom” as well, according to Black News. In a major effort to showcase the importance of representation, the VIBE exhibit invites all to participate this coming May.
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