BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Civil Rights Icon Rev. T.J. Jemison who helped lead the 1953 Baton Rouge bus boycott and served as the former longtime pastor of Mount Zion First Baptist Church has died.
His son, Ted Jemison Jr., tells 9News that his father passed away Friday evening, Nov. 15 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge. He was 95 years old.
"I've been getting calls from around the world," Jemison says. "He made an impact around the world. He was my dad and my best friend. He taught me a lot."
Funeral arrangements are pending.