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Jeez Louise, Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who told everybody she was black even though she wasn't, will be at the Baltimore Book Festival

Rachel Dolezal

Information about the big-deal authors appearing at the Baltimore Book Festival in September has been trickling in, with the announcement of author and commentator Michael Eric Dyson a couple days ago and a list out now on fest's website that includes—get ready for it—Rachel Dolezal.

Yeah, the white woman who infamously told everybody she was black and got away with it for years until she was exposed and then parlayed that controversy into a book titled "In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World," released in March, will be at the book festival.

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If you're not aware of Dolezal, who among other things, was president of the Spokane, Washington NAACP chapter and, surreally, even stopped through Baltimore during the uprising and posed with Mosby (this was before Dolezal was exposed), you can use Google, but I'd also direct you towards Ijeoma Oluo's profile of Dolezal in The Stranger.

Also appearing at the book festival (but not lying about their race and selling books about it): Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Chantel Acevedo, Patricia Altschul, and more. The Baltimore Book Festival takes place on September 22-24 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Inner Harbor.

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