For Mattie P. Sanders, every doll tells a story…all 2,000 of them. The dolls are a part of an exhibit titled “Black Footprints: Blacks Past and Present.” The expo is meant to provide positive role models and build self-esteem among visitors young and old.
The dolls are arranged to imitate humans. They are mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, and adoptive parents. Some have health issues or display feelings.
All of this is done through her non-profit, B. R. I. G. H. T. Historical Organization. B. R. I. G. H. T. stands for “Blacks Righting Injustices and Gaining High Triumphs.”
She hopes the exhibit will draw parents and children and spark conversations about race, family, character and more.