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Uncovering the hidden history of 'Black Dolls' at the New York historical society07:10
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Dolls made by Harriet Jacobs in the 1850s to 1860s. (Glen Castellano)
Dolls made by Harriet Jacobs in the 1850s to 1860s. (Glen Castellano)

Host Jane Clayson speaks with Dominque Jean-Louis, co-curator of the exhibit "Black Dolls" at the New York Historical Society in New York City.

A doll in a feedsack dress, 1900 to 1925. (Ellen McDermott Photography)
A doll in a feedsack dress, 1900 to 1925. (Ellen McDermott Photography)
Topsy-turvy doll, circa 1890 to 1905. (Glen Castellano)
Topsy-turvy doll, circa 1890 to 1905. (Glen Castellano)
An ad for the National Negro Doll Company, 1913. (Courtesy)
An ad for the National Negro Doll Company, 1913. (Courtesy)

This segment aired on May 4, 2022.

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