Program #1


This category demonstrates shades of skin color, body shapes and sizes, hair styles, sleepwear, formal wear, stereotypical images (e.g. Smartness, genius, slow, etc.)


This section brings attention to types of illnesses and survival.  Dolls in this section are shown on crutches, demonstrating cancer awareness, broken limbs, amputees, blindness, burns, and hair problems.

Family Members

These dolls are depicted as mothers holding babies, fathers in work clothes, grandparents sitting in rocking chairs, step parents, dolls in high chairs, strollers, basinets, and cradles.

Moods and Feelings/Character Traits

In this section doll’s facial expressions and body language show happiness, confusion, sadness, anger, fear, relaxation, loneliness, and abandonment.


In this section dolls are demonstrating responsibility, performing chores, showing violence, being patriotic, and showing timeout.


The traditional celebrations of Easter, Thanksgiving, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Holiday, worship service, Rites of Passage, Underground Railroad, Kwanzaa, Sororities, marriage, christening, Labor Day and fourth of July are demonstrated in this section.


Dolls in this section are dancers, preachers, teachers, nuns, gymnasts, sport figures, gardeners, and telephone operators.

Inappropriate Appearances

Sagging pants, showing cleavage, tightly fitting garments, and unkempt hair are the highlights of this section.

Stereotypical Images

Pick-a-nin-ny or caricature figures characterized by blackface, eating watermelon, red lips, absence of shoes, torn clothing and confused facial expressions are all pointed up in this section.

General Melting Pot

Here you get an exquisite and unique look at types of dolls from different ethnic backgrounds.


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