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February 26, 2021

Black Toys and Toymakers: The Story of Shindana

Friday, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Free

Join The Strong on February 26 for a 40-minute discussion on the story of Shindana Toys, a Black-owned company that created the first Black doll that found mass popularity in the United States and abroad. Time for questions will be provided.

About

In 2020, The Strong inducted Baby Nancy into its National Toy Hall of Fame. Crafted with Black children in mind, Baby Nancy is the first Black doll that found mass popularity in the United States and abroad. Learn about Shindana Toys—the Black-owned company behind the groundbreaking doll—at a special, virtual discussion with a panel of experts on its history and significance. Hosted by The Strong’s Christopher Bensch, the 40-minute discussion will delve into the story of Shindana Toys’ creation and evolution, their role in the community, their products, and examples of Black entrepreneurship. Time for questions will be provided.

Registration

To register, complete the online registration form.

Picture: Four young children stand around a bench, all playing with bubble wands and bubble fluid.

Details

Date:
Friday
Time:
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

The Strong: National Museum of Play
Phone:
585.263.2700
Email:
info@museumofplay.org
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