Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Healthy Doll Collection in Sugar Land, Texas

I need to place images in front of African American girls in order for them to see themselves in the best light. - Phyllis C. Hunter, Founder, Dolls Like Me Museum - Sugar Land, Texas

Sugar Land, Texas is located approximately 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston, and is the home of  the Black Like Me Doll Museum.  Former educator and Houston Independent School administrator, Phyllis C. Hunter, uses her well-organized collection of 6000 dolls, many of which represent historical figures, to teach Black history and promote self-esteem in African American children.

Visits to Ms. Hunter's museum are open to groups by appointment only.  Get a glimpse of Ms. Hunter's healthy doll collection/museum in the February 2011 KTRK-TV video news story by Katie McCall...



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9 comments:

  1. This is very close to me. I wish she opened the museum to individuals and not just groups. I would love to see her collection.

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  2. Thanks for posting this. I didn't know it even existed. I loved when she said that our kids need a mirror, not a window looking out on other cultures. That was pretyt profound.

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  3. Frannie - You're welcome!

    Hugs - I can understand why she prefers groups over individual appointments. Perhaps you can form a group of little ones or members of an organization you are affiliated.

    Vanessa - I loved that quote as well.

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  4. That is why I LOVE your blog!! I love the positive information that you share.

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  5. Thanks for that very nice compliment, Brini. :-)

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  6. Great idea! I will try to see if I can rustle up a group of little ones. These are such beautiful dolls with a beautiful message from a beautifully inspirational woman.

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  7. That was the the museum! I just couldn't remember which TV channel I was watching when I heard about it. I can understand why she can't open it to individuals. It's a lot easier to have 20 people come all at once than one each day for 20 days, but I'm afraid I'm a group of one.

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  8. Hi Betty,

    I'm sure it would be nice to see the doll museum. If you're a member of a doll club, maybe your club could visit. Just a thought...

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