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freedom rider

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One of a group of civil rights activists in the early 1960s who rode buses through parts of the southern United States for the purpose of challenging racial segregation.

freedom ride n.

freedom rider

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US a person who participated, esp in the 1960s, in an organized tour, usually by public transport in the South, in order to protest against racism and put federal laws on integration to the test
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Noun1.freedom rider - one of an interracial group of civil rights activists who rode buses through parts of the South in order to protest racial segregation
civil rights activist, civil rights leader, civil rights worker - a leader of the political movement dedicated to securing equal opportunity for members of minority groups
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A superb overview of Freedom Summer, Brimner's merger of history with photographs imparts the drama and significance of the Freedom Ride of 1961.
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Houser report on the 1947 Journey of Reconciliation, the first Freedom Ride conducted to test enforcement of the Supreme Court's decision in Morgan v.
Individual papers discuss the Freedom Ride, reflections of a life changing experience, overview of the Freedom Summer Memorial, and the memorial design and site selection.
The Freedom Ride 2009 raied Rs 30lakh for Akshray Akruti in 2009.
In some decades since his Freedom Ride, he's been discouraged about the state of justice in the country.
Examples of these participants were: Charles Perkins, Aboriginal children and their parents, the townspeople, Sydney University students, The Freedom Ride and Dr Martin Luther King.
in general and Aborigines in particular', focusing instead on major events such as the Freedom Ride of 1965, the 1967 Referendum and the Tent Embassy of 1972.