8/1/1918 - 11/15/2013
Civil Rights Memorial: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Theodore Jemison
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Rev. T. J. Jemison, a longtime Louisiana pastor and civil rights leader, has died. He was 95.
Jemison's son, Ted Jemison, told The Associated Press that his father died Friday evening of natural causes at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.
Ted Jemison said his father was a longtime pastor of Mount Zion First Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, La., and helped organize the Baton Rouge bus boycott in 1953.
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