freedom ride
noun Usage: often capitalized F&R Date: 1961 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

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  • 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

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  • 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 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 — /ˈfridəm raɪd/ (say freeduhm ruyd) noun 1. an organised bus ride to places where racial discrimination is practised, by people who wish to protest against the practice. 2. (usually upper case) any of various specific instances of a freedom ride,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • freedom ride — noun a) In the United States during the 1960s, any one of a number of bus trips through parts of the southern U. S., made by groups of civil rights activists demonstrating their opposition to racial prejudice and segregation. A Negro leader said… …   Wiktionary

  • freedom ride — bus trip to the southern United States during the 1960s made in an effort to integrate racially segregated locations …   English contemporary 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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