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CHASS student to appear with Oprah before Freedom Ride

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A chance to relive history awaits Doaa Dorgham later this week. But first, there is Oprah.

Dorgham is a junior psychology major with a minor in international studies. The Raleigh resident is also a Caldwell Fellow. She is one of 40 students chosen from across the country to take part in the 2011 Student Freedom Ride being organized by PBS to promote an upcoming documentary, “Freedom Riders,” on the 1961 Civil Rights bus rides.

The 2011 Student Freedom Ride is bringing a select group of current college students and some of the original Freedom Riders together on a bus that will retrace the 1961 trips. The journey begins Friday in Washington and will take Dorgham and the others through seven Southern states.

On Wednesday May 4, some of the original Freedom Riders will join the students on Oprah Winfrey’s show.

Dorgham is a Palestinian American who was born in Kuwait. She has traveled throughout Latin American and the Amazon as part of the Caldwell Fellows program. Dorgham is also the outreach chair for the Muslim Student Association at NC State.

This article is reprinted from the NC State Alumni Association’s Red and White for Life blog.