Question: When was the first black Barbie?

One cherished Barbie® doll is 1980s Black Barbie® doll. Although Christie® premiered in 1968, this was the first African-American Barbie®. This reproduction remains faithful to the original, sporting an Afro and dressed in a re-creation of the opulent red dress with golden embellishments.

Who created the first black Barbie?

The First “black” Barbie doll, Christie, premiered in 1968 in response to the Equal Rights Movement. She was the first non-white Barbie and Barbies best friend. Christie was first released as a paper doll, then reintroduced with two other dolls as a set of “Talking Dolls”.

When did black Barbie first come out?

1980 Over the years, many diverse dolls were available, but they were always friends of Barbie. In 1980, Mattel released the first black and Hispanic dolls named Barbie.

What was the name of the first black Barbie?

Colored Francie made her debut in 1967, and she is sometimes described as the first African American Barbie doll.

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