freedom rider

freedom ride

noun
(especially in the 1960s) a bus trip made to parts of the southern U.S. by persons engaging in efforts to integrate racially segregated public facilities.
Also, Freedom Ride.


Origin:
1960–65, Americanism

freedom rider, noun
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freedom rider
 
n
(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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