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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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Baton Rouge Bus Boycott

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
First Aired:
Dec 31, 2011
Last Aired:
Sep 1, 2012

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  • Dec 31, 2011 | 6:52pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 31, 2011 | 10:53pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 01, 2012 | 2:52pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2012 | 8:36am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2012 | 4:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 01, 2012 | 12:35am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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