freedom ride: Word of the day for July 4, 2020

freedom ride , n :
(US, politics, historical) In the United States in 1961, any one of a number of trips taken by bus or other forms of transport through parts of the southern U.S., made by groups of civil rights activists demonstrating their opposition to racial prejudice and segregation. (Australia, politics, historical, by extension) A similar excursion undertaken by protesters in Australia in 1965 in opposition to unfair discrimination against Indigenous Australians. Today is celebrated as Independence Day in the United States.