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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

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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Which 1961 Freedom Rider is now a member of the U.S.
Congressman Bob Filner will reflect on his role as a freedom rider during one of the most turbulent periods in America's history.
A freedom rider and civil rights leader in the 1960s, Lewis was severely beaten while marching for voting rights.
The panel also included Ellen Ziskind, an original freedom rider who was imprisoned in the infamous Parchman Prison in Mississippi for her civil rights activities, and Michael Jeffries, author, lecturer, and professor of American studies at Wellesley College.
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.
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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.
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.
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The two young students, Wilbur and her sister Freedom Rider, Susan German, managed to slip away through the crowd.