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The Rev. T.J. Jemison,  civil rights leader, dies at 95

The Rev. T.J. Jemison, civil rights leader, dies at 95

| December 18, 2013

The Rev. T. J. Jemison, a longtime Louisiana pastor, pioneering civil rights leader and founder of one of the nation’s met effective faith-based civil rights organizations, has died. He was 95.

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Remember Bettye Poignard

Remember Bettye Poignard

| December 16, 2013

In our tribute to Bettye Jean Poignard, Lionel Richie said it best: “You’re once, twice, three times a lady,” and Fort Wayne loves you. Poignard, in her departure from this life on Thanksgiving Eve, caused most of us to reflect on her contributions personally and professionally

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A life well lived: Remembering Bettye Jean Pinkston Poignard

A life well lived: Remembering Bettye Jean Pinkston Poignard

| December 16, 2013

There is so much I could say regarding the Bettye I knew; and I will share some of that later. However, I decided to talk to some of the people who crossed the path of Mrs. Poignard, my sorority sister and one of my friends, while she was making her journey on God’s Earth.

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