Rachel Dolezal Will Break Her Silence on Tuesday


The woman who has been accused of falsely portraying her racial identity will break her silence on Tuesday.

NBC News announced on Monday evening that Rachel Dolezal would speak out Tuesday morning in a number of interviews, including a live segment on the TODAY show. The network said in a statement that Dolezal would also have sit-downs with NBC Nightly News, MSNBC and NBCBLK, its African-American-focused web vertical.

The interviews will come after Dolezal’s Monday resignation as president of the Spokane, Wash., chapter of the NAACP, following a controversy that exploded last week over how she has portrayed her race in recent years.

Earlier on Monday, court documents emerged showing Dolezal had once sued Howard University on the basis of discrimination. She filed a lawsuit after her graduation in 2002, alleging that the historically black university had discriminated against her during her time as an MFA student there, per the documents obtained by The Smoking Gun.

In a statement to TIME, a Howard University representative said the school “considers this matter closed and has no further comment.”

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SOURCE: TIME, Sarah Begley

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