freedom ride

noun

often capitalized F&R
: a ride made by civil rights workers through states of the southern U.S. to ascertain whether public facilities (such as bus terminals) are desegregated
freedom rider noun

Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of freedom ride was in 1961

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“Freedom ride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freedom%20ride. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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