Friends of the Library at NC State and Cameron Village Public Library are co-sponsoring an event Saturday to mark the opening of an exhibit documenting a seminal event in the civil rights era.
Freedom Riders, which is on display at the Cameron Village Public Library through until July 1, details the achievement of civil rights activists who traveled throughout the South and openly challenged Jim Crow laws.
Cameron Village Public Library is one of 20 locations in the country receiving the exhibit.
The Rev. Dr. David C. Forbes, senior minister and founding pastor of Raleigh’s Christian Faith Baptist Church, will speak at the event. He has served as the North Carolina representative for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.
The event is free and open to the public.
Doaa Dorgham, a Caldwell Fellow at NC State, was one of 40 students chosen from across the country to take part in the 2011 Student Freedom Ride being organized by PBS to promote the documentary.
Dorgham talked with us earlier about why she wanted to participate in the event.