Definition of segregationist
: a person who believes in or practices segregation especially of races
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During the Jim Crow years, barbecue joints became emblematic of the segregationist South, as racially distinct as lunch counters.
Fox 4 reports that Bessinger was a proud segregationist, and kept scores of Confederate memorabilia in his restaurants.
By that logic, Adams is best described as a segregationist, not, as Kaplan suggests, a believer in racial equality.
The national monument preserves the site of the Greyhound bus station as well as the location of the bus burning by white segregationists.
In 1954, the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which ordered the desegregation of public primary schools, focused the energies and ire of hardcore segregationists throughout the South.
That is exactly what the segregationist Jim Crow states tried to do in many situations where courts began to strike down explicit racial classifications.
Front-page conflagrations compel Kennedy to send troops; terrified segregationists fear a Second Reconstruction.
Dr. King met with Johnson, who had been a former segregationist.
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: a person who supports racial segregation
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