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Doll was an African American slave who lived way before Miss Pat told her story to Big Time Henson

Part 1 of the story "A Story in Three Parts" is named after her.

She lived well under a plantation owner, until the owner was starting to sell slaves.  She begged her master not to sell her, and the master agreed.  Doll thought she was fine until she figured out that her master is selling her children instead.  Doll asks her mistress to hold her children for the last time.  The mistress agrees.  Doll not only goes up to hug her children but also free them by killing them.  She is whipped after this.