anti-segregation

adjective an·ti-seg·re·ga·tion \ ˌan-tē-ˌse-gri-ˈgā-shən , ˌan-tī- \
variants: or less commonly antisegregration

Definition of anti-segregation

: opposing or prohibiting racial segregation
  • anti-segregation laws
  • After being arrested during an antisegregation protest in Alabama, Martin Luther King composes his famous "Letter from Birmingham Jail," which argues that civil disobedience is justified when defying unjust laws.
  • —Robert Sharenow

First Known Use of anti-segregation

1909

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