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Remembering Reverend T.J. Jemison (2013)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-11-22

Duration: 00:06:26

Subjects: Jemison, T.J. (Theodore Judson) | OBITUARIES | Civil Rights | Baton Rouge Bus Boycott, Baton Rouge, La., 1953


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Joseph, James A. Narrator
  • Jemison, T.J. Interviewee
  • Freeman, Veronica Interviewee
  • Freeman, Hazel Interviewee
  • Doherty, Lewis Interviewee
  • White, Martha Interviewee
  • Jones, Johnnie Interviewee


This segment from the November 22, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford honoring Reverend T.J. Jemison, a Civil Rights icon, who died at age 95. It features a clip from the documentary “Signpost to Freedom” detailing Jemison’s leadership role in the 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott, which served as a blueprint for the Montgomery Bus Boycott led by Martin Luther King, Jr. Host: Shauna Sanford