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The Rev. T.J. Jemison dies at 95; led Baton Rouge bus boycott in 1953
The Rev. T.J. Jemison dies at 95; led Baton Rouge bus boycott in 1953

The Rev. T. J. Jemison, a longtime Louisiana pastor and civil rights leader who helped lead a 1953 bus boycott in Baton Rouge that served as a model for the landmark boycott in Montgomery, Ala., two years later, has died. He was 95. Jemison died of natural causes Nov. 15 at a hospital in Baton Rouge, his son, Ted Jemison, told the Associated Press. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: The Rev. T.J. Jemison: A news obituary in the Nov. 27 LATExtra section about the Rev. T.J. Jemison, a Louisiana civil rights leader, incorrectly reported the name of the national organization he led in the 1980s and 1990s. It is the National Baptist Convention, not the National Black Convention. ...

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