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Community pays respects to Rev. Jemison

3 years 5 months 4 weeks ago November 22, 2013 Nov 22, 2013 Friday, November 22 2013 November 22, 2013 8:26 AM in News

BATON ROUGE - A prominent pastor and advocate for civil rights will be honored this weekend.

The body of Rev. T.J. Jemison will lie in repose Friday from 11 to 5 p.m. at the State Capitol inside Memorial Hall. A wake will follow tonight at 7 p.m. at Mt. Zion First Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m.

Jemison died last week at age 95.

He served as pastor of Mt. Zion for 50 years before retiring in 2005. He was also a leader in the Baton Rouge Bus Boycott in 1953, which helped pave the way for the national Civil Rights Movement.

We'll have more on Jemison's life and legacy today on News 2 at noon.

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