Johnnie A. Jones Sr.: “As a lawyer he represented defendants in the Baton Rouge bus boycott after returning from World War II as a wounded veteran of D-Day”

From a New York Times obit by Katharine Q. Seelye headlined “Johnnie A. Jones Sr. Dies at 102; a Civil Rights Lawyer Early On”:

Two weeks after Johnnie A. Jones Sr. graduated from law school in 1953, he was thrust into a case that would set a template for the civil rights movement, and for his own legal career: He was recruited to help represent people who had been arrested during a bus boycott in Baton Rouge, the Louisiana capital.