freedom rider
noun see freedom ride

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • freedom rider — noun a) In the United States during the 1960s, a civil rights activist who participated in one or more bus trips, known as freedom rides, through parts of the southern U. S. to demonstrate opposition to racial prejudice and segregation. A Negro… …   Wiktionary

  • freedom rider — noun one of an interracial group of civil rights activists who rode buses through parts of the South in order to protest racial segregation • Hypernyms: ↑civil rights leader, ↑civil rights worker, ↑civil rights activist …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Freedom Rider — Infobox Album | Name = The Freedom Rider Type = Album Artist = Art Blakey Released = May 27 1962 Recorded = February 12, 1961 May 27, 1961 Length = 53:38 Genre = Jazz Label = Blue Note Records Producer = Alfred Lion Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|5|5 …   Wikipedia

  • Freedom ride — Freedom Rider is also a song by Traffic and later Rascal FlattsCivil Rights activists called Freedom Riders rode in interstate buses into the segregated southern United States to test the United States Supreme Court decision Boynton v. Virginia …   Wikipedia

  • freedom — (n.) O.E. freodom freedom, state of free will; charter, emancipation, deliverance; see FREE (Cf. free) (adj.) + DOM (Cf. dom). Freedom rider recorded 1961, in reference to civil rights activists in U.S. trying to integrate bus lines. It has been… …   Etymology dictionary

  • freedom ride — freedom rider. (esp. 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. [1960 65, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Freedom Ride — Der Freedom Ride ist die Bezeichnung einer Widerstandsform, die aus der US amerikanischen Bürgerrechtsbewegung entstand. Die sogenannten Freedom Rider beteiligten sich an der Abschaffung der staatlich sanktionierten Rassentrennung, indem sie in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Freedom Riders — Der Freedom Ride (Freiheitsritt) ist eine Widerstandsform die aus der US amerikanischen Bürgerrechtsbewegung entstand. Die sogenannten Freedom Rider beteiligten sich an der Abschaffung der staatlich sanktionierten Rassentrennung in dem sie in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • freedom ride — noun Usage: often capitalized F&R : a ride made by civil rights workers through states of the southern United States to ascertain whether public facilities (as bus terminals) are desegregated • freedom rider noun, often capitalized F&R * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Freedom Ride (Australia) — The Freedom Ride of 1964 and 1965 was a significant event in the history of civil rights for Indigenous Australians.Inspired by the Freedom Riders of the American Civil Rights Movement, students from Sydney University formed a group called the… …   Wikipedia

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