Group backs plan to name street after "T.J." Jemison
BATON ROUGE - The metro council will give the final approval to a street renaming plan at its next meeting.
Monday, the planning and zoning committee approved changing a stretch of East Boulevard in front of Mt. Zion First Baptist Church in Old South Baton Rouge in honor of its late reverend, Theodore Judson "T.J." Jemison. Jemison died in November 2013. He was 95-years-old.
The group unanimously approved the change and forwarded the measure to the council.
Jemison led a bus boycott in the Capital City in 1953 that was the foundation for the famous bus boycott on 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama. Jemison was also friends with Martin Luther King, Jr.
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