Attorney who played instrumental role in Baton Rouge boycott celebrates 100th birthday

Baton Rouge civil rights attorney celebrates 100th birthday

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Legendary Baton Rouge attorney, Johnnie Jones, was all dressed up Wednesday night for a special occasion.

On Wednesday, Nov. 27, Jones was surrounded by family, friends, and loved ones celebrating his 100th birthday. The big celebration was held at the White Oak Estate and Gardens. Jones played an instrumental role in the Baton Rouge bus boycott after graduating from Southern’s law school. As for his milestone, he says he’s excited enjoy it with so many people who love and care about him.

Johnnie's 100th birthday party was held at White Oak Estate and Gardens.
Johnnie's 100th birthday party was held at White Oak Estate and Gardens. (Source: WAFB)

“If I had to go through that same thing, I’d do it all over again, even though the road was rocky. I’d just smooth it out," Jones said.

Jones says he considers himself lucky to have spent his career making a difference in the Baton Rouge community.

Johnnie was surrounded by family and friends for his 100th birthday.
Johnnie was surrounded by family and friends for his 100th birthday. (Source: WAFB)

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