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NORFOLK, Va. — A new line of dolls is catching people’s attention at nearby stores and they’re meant to represent people right here in Hampton Roads. Teddy Bear Plush Slippers
They’re called “HBC-YOU DOLLS” to depict Historically Black Colleges and Universities and everyone who attended.
The dolls come as Student Body President, Homecoming Queen, and a cheerleader. There are even HBCU graduate teddy bears!
Hampton University alum, Brooke Hart Jones, created the dolls when she tried finding an HBCU doll during the pandemic for a friend's child's birthday.
“I couldn’t find it and I’m like, this doesn’t exist? How could this not exist?" said Jones. "Then, a light bulb went off and I thought there is a need for this. There is a market for this.”
On Thursday, we learn how this new line of dolls is not only clearing the shelves at local stores but also clearing a path of possibilities for the people it represents.
It's all new on Thursday at 6 p.m. on 13News Now.
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