A person who challenged racial laws in the American South in the 1960s, originally by refusing to abide by the laws designating that seating in buses be segregated by race.
- He was jailed as a freedom rider, arrested as a war protester and, at the United Nations headquarters in New York, as a hunger striker against nuclear weapons.
- But an awful lot of people did not know that he risked both political life as well as physical life as a freedom rider.
- Founded in 1867, the church served as headquarters for African Americans and all freedom riders during the Civil Rights Movement.
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Syllabification: free·dom rid·er
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