Rachel Dolezal: Baby Name Gets One Fist Up From Langston Hughes Estate
Rachel DolezalBaby Name Gets One Fist UpFrom Langston Hughes Estate
2/22/2016 12:20 AM PT
Rachel Dolezal ran afoul of the NAACP, but famed civil rights leader Langston Hughes would be flattered she named her son after him, and would even support her according to one of Hughes' confidants.
As we reported, Rachel named the baby Langston Attickus Dolezal, and Arnold Rampersad -- executor of Hughes' estate -- tells TMZ the choice is more perfect than you'd think.
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.
He even compared Rachel to Walter Francis White, who lead the NAACP for 24 years ... even though he outwardly appeared to be a white man (he was actually mixed).