*Article* The Making of an American Girl - Addy Walker
In 1993, (American Girl) the doll company set out to introduce its first
black character. All she had to do was represent the entire history of
Credit: Lisa Larson-Walker/Slate
In February, the American Girl brand, beloved for its expansive (and expensive) line of books, toys, and clothing, made an announcement: A new doll in its collection of historically themed characters, a black girl growing up in Detroit in 1963, was on her way.