Definition of the Congress of Racial Equality from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Congress of Racial Equality

 
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a US organization supporting equal rights for African Americans by peaceful actions. It was established in 1942 in Chicago by James Farmer. It became well known in the 1960s for encouraging African Americans to vote and for leading freedom riders into the southern states.