Girl power: Historic women Rosa Parks, Sally Ride get their very own Barbie

A pair of powerful women in history are now part of the Barbie universe.

A Barbie series called Inspiring Women, which pays tribute to "courageous women who paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger than ever before," is now honoring Rosa Parks and Sally Ride with their very own dolls.

Toy manufacturer Mattel released the dolls Monday in honor of Women's Equality Day.



Rosa Parks has been hailed the "Mother of the Modern Civil Rights Movement" for refusing to give up her seat to a white person on a bus in 1955.

In 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman, and youngest American, to fly in space. When NASA first began recruiting women into the astronaut corps, Ride was one of six women accepted out of more than 8,000 applicants, according to the Barbie's official blog.

Parks and Rider join the collection alongside Frida Kahlo and Katherine Johnson.

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