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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One of an interracial 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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  • n. 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.
  • n. 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one of an interracial group of civil rights activists who rode buses through parts of the South in order to protest racial segregation

Etymologies

From freedom ride +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

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