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10 LC 94 1899
House Resolution 1454
By: Representatives Kaiser of the 59th, Morgan of the 39th, Abrams of the 84th, Beasley-Teague of the 65th, Fullerton of the 151st, and others
Recognizing the Black Doll Affair Social Movement and inviting them to appear before the House of Representatives; and for other purposes.
WHEREAS, the Black Doll Affair Social Movement was founded in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2007 by Ms. Dana Hill to remind black girls of their inner and outer beauty; and
WHEREAS, the Black Doll Affair Social Movement was inspired by the psychological "doll test" performed in the 1940's and recreated in Kiri Davis's documentary, A Girl Like Me, in which black children expressed a preference for white dolls over black dolls and indicated that the black dolls were ugly and bad; and
WHEREAS, determined to improve the self-image of black girls of today, Ms. Hill's Black Doll Affair Social Movement is a "pretty...philanthropic" social movement aimed at instilling love of self and increasing confidence; and
WHEREAS, living dolls, called Black Dolls, Ambassadolls, and Porcelain Dolls, are community role and fashion models of all ages who travel the country to spread a message of love and pride to countless young black girls; and
WHEREAS, with the motto, "be a doll, give a doll," the mission of the Black Doll Affair Social Movement is to deliver thousands of toy black dolls throughout Georgia and other states where Black Doll members reside; and
WHEREAS, the Black Doll Affair Social Movement frequently changes the location of its Clubhouse at Meetup to allow children from around the globe to learn about the organization and provide the optimum opportunity to grow the organization with a diverse group of supporters; and
WHEREAS, throughout the year, the Black Dolls donate thousands of dollars to charitable causes that assist children, women, and African Americans living in and around their communities; and
WHEREAS, a movement that originated in Georgia, the Black Doll Affair Social Movement has expanded to include members in Alabama, Maryland, California, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, Washington, D.C., Africa, and France; and
WHEREAS, Black Dolls, Ambassadolls, Porcelain Dolls, and their black and white male friends, the Black Doll Brothas, travel to local communities to deliver dolls and the message that black dolls are gorgeous representatives of strong, black women and serve as positive role models; and
WHEREAS, the outstanding contributions of Ms. Hill and the members of the Black Doll Affair Social Movement are worthy of recognition, and the members of the Black Doll Affair Social Movement are recognized on their first visit to the state capitol.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body recognize the members of the Black Doll Affair Social Movement for their commitment to improving the lives of young women.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that members of the Black Doll Affair Social Movement are invited to appear before the House of Representatives at a date and time to be determined by the Speaker of the House of Representatives to be honored and receive copies of this resolution.
December 12: For our "Generosity" The Atlanta City Council Proclaims December 12, 2009, The Black Doll Affair Day in the City of Atlanta! Georgia Senator Nan Orrock, [District 36] presented the Black Doll Affair with a RESOLUTION of Honor for our "Outstanding work in the community." Civil Rights Leader and United States Congressman John Lewis awards The Black Doll Affair with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for: "Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the Community.
Honorary Black Doll Brotha Kwanza Hall - Atlanta City Council District 2, present BDA Founder Dana Hill with a plaque proclaiming Black Doll Affair!
To confirm "Black Doll Affair Day" The Dolls, their Porcelain Doll and Pal, seal their spot in Georgia's history, in a photo with Alanta Mayor Kasim Reed!
To confirm Black Doll Affair Day The Dolls, their Brotha, Porcelain Doll and Porcelain Pal, seal their spot in Georgia's history books in a photo with Georgia's Governor Sonny Perdue