Friday, June 23, 2017

Children who visit the Wright Museum this weekend will receive a free doll

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 7:15 AM

click to enlarge mymusedollscollage.jpg
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will give away a free doll to every child between the ages of 3 and 12 years old who visits the museum this Saturday morning as part of their I See Me: Reflections in Black Dolls exhibit.

The exhibit, which amasses the largest collection of Leo Moss dolls in the country, is a large-scale attempt to help young girls see themselves in dolls.

"We did this exhibition to help young girls see the beauty in themselves and see the beauty in who they are," Juanita Moore, president and CEO of the Wright Museum said in an interview with WDIV.

The doll is free with the price of admission, a mere $5. That cost also covers entry into the exhibit as well as a ticket to the screening of An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win. There will also be mini-workshops open to children who receive dolls.

The giveaway will take place between 12:30 and 3 p.m. and an additional $5 donations will make doll clothing and accessories available.

The dolls, which sell for $80, are a line that celebrates diversity by exclusively offering 18-inch multicultural dolls.

For more info visit

Tags: , , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

February 24, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation