American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
- n. 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.
- n. 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.
- n. one of an interracial group of civil rights activists who rode buses through parts of the South in order to protest racial segregation
- From freedom ride + -er (Wiktionary)
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