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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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Later that night, when Al Gordon, a veteran Freedom Rider, called urging her to accompany him to Alabama, she readily agreed.
People, to be more specific, like Viola Liuzzo, a housewife from Detroit who became a Freedom Rider, and Claudette Colvin, who preceded Rosa Parks in refusing to give up her seat on a bus.
Son Louis (David Oyelewo) is a Freedom Rider and then a Black Panther, while Oprah Winfrey is an excellent choice to play his wife, Gloria, increasingly alienated by Cecil's First Family devotion.
Oprah and Forest Son Louis (David Oyelewo) is a Freedom Rider and then a Black Panther, while Oprah Winfrey is an excellent choice to play his wife, Gloria, increasingly alienated by Cecil's First Family devotion.
Son Louis (David Oyelewo) is a Freedom Rider and then a Black Panther, while Oprah Winfrey is an excellent choice to play wife, Gloria, increasingly alienated by Cecil's First Family devotion.
Which former San Diego mayor served two months in the Mississippi State Penitentiary after his arrest as a Freedom Rider in the 1960s?
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The two young students, Wilbur and her sister Freedom Rider, Susan German, managed to slip away through the crowd.
He was a freedom rider before there were freedom rides," Martin Luther King Jr.
BREACH OF PEACE: PORTRAITS OF THE 1961 MISSISSIPPI FREEDOM RIDERS provides a powerful survey of the summer of 1961 and the freedom rider experience in Jackson Mississippi, and is a 'must' for any civil rights history collection.
When the mixed-race Freedom Rider Angel says "No" to Connor, for example, Pete automatically thinks that she should have said "No sir" because Connor is white (67).
Consider Arsenault's description of the Kennedy administration's ambivalence about the riders in light of pressure from Southern politicians: "Even though it had great difficulty resolving the Freedom Rider crisis, the Kennedy administration demonstrated its ability to put a self-serving spin on the Rides as early as May 1961, during the immediate aftermath of the Anniston and Birmingham riots.