Langston Hughes’ Estate Praises Rachel Dolezal For Naming Her Son After Him


Rachel Dolezal may be celebrating Black History Month in the most interesting way possible. The former NAACP President just gave birth to a baby boy and she named him after two black influencers, Langston Hughes and Crispus Attucks.

Dolezal first made headlines when it was revealed that she had been posing as an African-American woman, although she was born a Caucasian woman. Although her first interviews denied having lied about her identity, she soon came forward about her original race. But even though she checks Caucasian or white on her driver’s license, she decided to pay homage to her favored black culture.

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According to TMZ, biographer and executor of Hughes’ estate Arnold Rampersad offered support for Dolezal’s son’s name. “Rampersad says the Harlem Renaissance poet frequently wrote about sexual relations between different races, and understood the ‘pains of what used to be called a ‘voluntary Negro” — a term for a white person who chooses to fight for black rights,” the site reports.

Dolezal shared the news of her newborn on her Facebook account, asking everyone to welcome Langston Attickus to the world with a picture of his footprints. The caption made sure to attribute Langston Hughes and Crispus Attucks to her son’s name.  Dolezal is already a mother of three. While the race of baby Langston’s mother has been determined, it is still unclear of his biological father’s race.

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Take a look at the Rachel Dolezal’s Facebook post below:

Today, we welcomed the newest addition… Langston Attickus, born on 2/16/16, a healthy and perfect little guy with two proud big bros and a happy momma. (named after Langston Hughes & Crispus Attucks) ??

Posted by Rachel Dolezal on Tuesday, February 16, 2016