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...

... and read more here.