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Mattel’s Barbie has recently made new additions to its Inspiring Women Series, and it includes Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks.

A short biography is included with the new doll, which highlights the Tuskegee, Alabama native’s 1955 historic decision to not give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus.

Rosa Parks was added to the series alongside the first woman to fly in space, Sally Ride. Both dolls are available for purchase at Target and Walmart. Mathematician Katherine Johnson, artist Frida Kahlo, and aviator Amelia Earhart, among others, are also featured in the series.

“As a brand that is dedicated to inspiring the limitless potential in every girl, Barbie is shining a spotlight on role models, historical and modern, to show them they can be anything,” Lisa McKnight, senior vice president and global head of Barbie, told HuffPost. “Both Sally Ride and Rosa Parks are changemakers, so these dolls celebrate their achievements, while also encouraging girls to challenge the status quo.”

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.