Posted on 01/07/2019 at 05:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You know Zora Neale Hurston was an accomplished writer and anthropologist, but did you also know she dabbled in toy-making?

On the 128th anniversary of her birth, Literary Hub tells the story behind the Sara Lee doll and the role Hurston played in bringing it to market.

The Sara Lee toy is notable for being one of the first nonstereotyped African-American dolls made in the United States.

Learn its whole story here.

Categories: Today in Books

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