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Subject: Re: Saralee AA Doll / selling fast

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Date Posted: 15:00:49 02/08/02 Fri
In reply to: Jimmie Davis 's message, "Saralee AA Doll" on 18:39:37 01/28/02 Mon

Saralee is selling fast!Only 6 left.
To see her picture,go to my website.
She is darling!

>Saralee dolls sold at my website at:
>Saralee-A Doll with a Noble History
>"Saralee a doll whose mission was to end
>discrimination is truly a doll that anyone and
>everyone can love."
>Why would a former First Lady, a Nobel Prize winner,
>and leading civil right leaders get involved with a
>The answer is that Ideal's Saralee doll was a
>breakthrough doll of her time.
>Saralee was the first doll to truly represent an
>African-American baby.
>Up until Saralee, doll manufacturers simply painted a
>white doll brown
> to make it "Negro" (as the dolls were called in those
>Saralee was different. Not only was the brown color
>molded into the vinyl,
>her face was especially molded by a prominent sculptor
>after extensive studies
>of real African-American children.
>The mission of her developer Sara Lee Creech of
>Florida, a social worker,
>was to give African-American children a doll they
>could identify with.
>Even former First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt,
>acknowledged the importance of the doll
>to give joy to the African American children and add
>to their self-respect.
>The Saralee doll was also entrusted with the lofty
>goal of helping to end discrimination.
>Mrs. Roosevelt had stated "The white child in finding
>herself unconsciously choosing
>a doll without any regard to color will forget
>The doll was given such importance that Mrs. Roosevelt
>convened a panel of distinguished
>leaders of the day including Dr. Ralph Bunche and
>Walter White, president of the
>NAACP, to decide on the right color for the doll.
>Saralee then went on to become the official doll of
>the New York City school system
>among many other honors.
>The little doll with a proud history has been
>reproduced by the Ashton-Drake Galleries
>of Niles, Illinois. The new Saralee had been
>reproduced in porcelain from sculptor
>Sheila Burlingame's original mold.
>Saralee's adorable face was specially sculpted to look
>like a real African-American baby
>with brown eyes, an open/closed mouth, and molded
>painted black hair.
>Saralee is wearing a replica of her original yellow
>ribbon trimmed white organdy dress
>with matching bonnet and panties with cute little
>white tie shoes and white socks.
>The Saralee doll retails for $99.99.
>For more information on the Saralee doll contact
>Davis Enterprizes Gifts and Collectibles :

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