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freedom rider

n.
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.

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freedom rider

n
(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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He joined the Freedom Riders and played a key role in organizing the March on Washington.
From the Freedom Riders, to the jails of Montgomery, Alabama and Parchman Prison, all the way to Washington, D.C., both old and new songs of the era spoke of the yearning for equal rights, the struggle and the determination to win freedom.
'This trip opened my mind to the freedom riders get from these two wheeled machines.'
Top Speed Bikes, Tannir Motor Racing, Freedom Riders, Motorcycle Nerds, Forma Performing Boots, SENA and BELL also participated in the exhibition along with Ducati.
His books include Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice (2011) and The Sound of Freedom: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert That Awakened America (2009).
They were known as the Freedom Riders, and among the group was Singleton's wife, Helen, now 85.
In an interview with The Associated Press on Saturday, Winfrey drew parallels between the teens and the Freedom Riders of the 1960s, who rode buses into southern states in protest of racial segregation.
Winfrey added:"These inspiring young people remind me of the Freedom Riders of the 60s who also said we've had enough and our voices will be heard." Students have turned activists in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School attack in Parkland, and have led calls for stricter gun controls in the country where school shootings have become a routine affair.
Visitors can experience some of the more harrowing moments of the civil rights era by walking into a jail cell where some of the Freedom Riders were imprisoned, and hearing sound effects like police shooting at and unleashing dogs on black protesters.
Kennedy spoke of the struggles of the suffragettes and the Freedom Riders, of the Dreamers and every weary soul we welcomed to our shores.
The Boxser Diversity Initiative presented "The Freedom Riders; Their Relevancy Today" November 16, on the campus of New College of Florida.