V.I.B.E Barbie & Fashion Fair Exhibit

Join the National Black Doll Museum in 2020 as we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Black Barbie & her creator, Ms. Louvenia (Kitty) Black Perkins.

 A V.I.B.E {Vision in Black Excellence} explores the evolution of Black Barbie through a collection of 300 hundred dolls and the parallel connection of three strong African American women Kitty Black Perkins. retired Chief Designer of fashion & concept at Mattel, Eunice Johnson Producer of Co-Founder for Ebony Magazine and Beulah Mae Mitchell ,Mattel insider each who contributed to the transformation of culture thru fashion.  As part of this milestone, the museum is hosting several events throughout the summer, including participation in the Black Barbie documentary, Workshops, Lectures, and a Mother’s Day Tea Talk & Tribute Sunday May 10th with Ms. Louvenia (Kitty) Black Perkins.

Black Barbie 2020

Creating The First Black Barbie