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freedom rider

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Definition of freedom rider in English:

noun

US
A person who challenged racial laws in the American South during in the 1960s, originally by refusing to abide by the laws governing the segregation of seating in buses.
Example sentences
  • 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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