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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...

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