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Rachel Dolezal

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12, 1977
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12, 1977 (age 43)


Civil rights activist and former Africana studies instructor who served as the Chair of the Police Ombudsman Commission and the President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Spokane, Washington. She lost all three of her positions after accusations of her lying about her race surfaced publicly.

Before Fame

An alumnus of both Belhaven University and Howard University where she received her Masters of Fine Arts, she served as the Director of Education and Curator at the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho from 2008 until 2010. She resigned amidst a series of hate crimes targeting herself and the institute.


She was a part-time art instructor at North Idaho College from 2005 to 2013 and a part-time instructor at Eastern Washington University from 2007 to 2015.

Family Life

She was married to Kevin Moore from 2000 until 2005; they had a son named Franklin. In 2016 she had a second son named Langston in honor of Langston Hughes.

Associated With

She was interviewed by Today Show host Matt Lauer about her racial identity and was featured in an exclusive article in Vanity Fair.