Freedom-rider definition

One of a group of civil rights activists in the early 1960s who rode buses through parts of the southern United States for the purpose of challenging racial segregation.
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(politics, public policy) 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.
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(politics, public policy) A participant in one or more of the similar excursions undertaken by protesters in Australia during the 1960s, in opposition to unfair discrimination against Aborigines.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
freedom-rider
Plural:
freedom riders

Origin of freedom-rider

  • From freedom ride +"Ž -er

    From Wiktionary