Baton Rouge Bus Boycott
Historian Veronica Freeman and former civil rights attorney Johnnie Jones talked about the 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott. This bus… read more
Historian Veronica Freeman and former civil rights attorney Johnnie Jones talked about the 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott. This bus boycott predates other similar boycotts during the Civil Rights era and was used as a model for those later occurrences. Mr. Jones served as legal counsel to the Reverend T.J. Jemison, who organized the boycott. They were interviewed in the reverend’s Baton Rougue church, the Mount Zion First Baptist Church.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2011 LCV Cities Tour” in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on November 27-December 2 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Cox Communications local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close
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