anti-segregation

adjective

an·​ti-seg·​re·​ga·​tion
ˌan-tē-ˌse-gri-ˈgā-shən,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-segregation (audio)
variants or less commonly antisegregration
: 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

Examples of anti-segregation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Black ministers, like Martin Luther King Jr., helped to spearhead civil rights groups like the anti-segregation Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Char Adams, NBC News, 8 Feb. 2024 The drugstore occupied a building at the corner of Lexington and Howard streets and its lunch counter was a flashpoint for early anti-segregation sit-in demonstrations during the Civil Rights era. Giacomo Bologna, Baltimore Sun, 8 Aug. 2023 The barrier remained for decades, even as Morgan State students fought for civil rights in the 1960s, staging one of the nation’s first anti-segregation sit-ins at the Northwood Shopping Center across the street from the campus. Char Adams, NBC News, 12 Apr. 2023 Porter played a unique role in the critical anti-segregation demonstrations of 1963 that were a turning point in the civil rights movement. Greg Garrison | , al, 5 Apr. 2023

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'anti-segregation.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-segregation was in 1888

Dictionary Entries Near anti-segregation

Cite this Entry

“Anti-segregation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-segregation. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!