Rev. T.J. Jemison Sr.Preacher, Rights Leader, Who Organized Bus Boycott, Dead
Rev. T. J. Jemison Sr., a civil rights pioneer, who organized a 1953 bus boycott in Baton Rouge, La., that foreshadowed the one set off by Rosa Parks in Montgomery, Ala., and who went on to lead the nation’s largest Black Baptist organization into liberal political activism, died on Nov. 15 in Baton Rouge.
He was 95.His son, Theodore J. Jemison Jr., confirmed the death. Mr. Jemison was one of a handful of Black clergymen recognized as a leader of the first generation of the Civil Rights Movement ..............READ MORE