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Najla Ghazi Amundson, keynote speaker at the 11th annual Red River Women's Studies Conference at NDSU, talked about wearing the hijab, a headscarf worn by Arab women, for the first time. Dan Koeck / NDSU University Relations

Finding true identity: Woman's 're-veiling' proves to be highly enlightening

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FARGO - When Najla Ghazi Amundson covered her head with the hijab, she bared her true self to the world for the first time.

While pursuing a doctoral degree in communication at North Dakota State University four years ago, the former WDAY-TV news anchor opted to don the traditional Muslim headscarf for eight days as a research project.


Amundson spoke about that experience during the 11th annual Red River Women's Studies Conference Friday at NDSU.

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