J. Blaine Hudson http://wfpl.org en Louisville Program Founded by J. Blaine Hudson on African-American Issues to Return http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-program-founded-j-blaine-hudson-african-american-issues-return <p><strong>Update 5 p.m. Jan. 24: </strong>UofL officials have canceled the Saturday Academy session this Saturday because of winter weather concerns. They hope to reschedule it.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Earlier: </strong>A longtime endeavor of the late University of Louisville dean J. Blaine Hudson is set to resume later this month.</p><p>For years, Hudson led the Saturday Academy—a free lecture and discussion series focused on African-American issues.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 8253 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Program Founded by J. Blaine Hudson on African-American Issues to Return Renamed for J. Blaine Hudson, Saturday Academy on African-American Issues Comes Back http://wfpl.org/post/renamed-j-blaine-hudson-saturday-academy-african-american-issues-comes-back <p>For most of the past two decades, African-American history and issues were the focus of a regular series of free Saturday classes in Louisville. The driving force of the Saturday Academy was J. Blaine Hudson, the longtime University of Louisville professor <a href="/post/j-blaine-hudson-longtime-u-l-educator-dies">who died in January.</a></p> Mon, 13 May 2013 16:58:32 +0000 Joseph Lord 5367 at http://wfpl.org Renamed for J. Blaine Hudson, Saturday Academy on African-American Issues Comes Back J. Blaine Hudson Memorial Planned for Monday http://wfpl.org/post/j-blaine-hudson-memorial-planned-monday <p>A memorial for J. Blaine Hudson — the longtime Louisville educator and activist who <a href="/post/j-blaine-hudson-longtime-u-l-educator-dies">died Saturday</a> — is being planned for Monday at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.</p><p>The event, open to the general public, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Brown &amp; Williamson Club, on the third floor of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, 2800 S. Floyd St. &nbsp;The memorial will also be streamed on the <a href="http://www.louisville.edu">University of Louisville website.</a></p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:47:53 +0000 Joseph Lord 3349 at http://wfpl.org J. Blaine Hudson Memorial Planned for Monday J. Blaine Hudson in His Own Words http://wfpl.org/post/j-blaine-hudson-his-own-words <p>J. Blaine Hudson studied Louisville's African American community and helped shaping it. He was born in Louisville and became involved in activism as a youth after he was denied entry into a movie theater because of his race.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 19:53:38 +0000 Joseph Lord 3294 at http://wfpl.org J. Blaine Hudson in His Own Words Colleagues Say J. Blaine Hudson's Legacy of Activism and Education Served Crucial Role in City http://wfpl.org/post/colleagues-say-j-blaine-hudsons-legacy-activism-and-education-served-crucial-role-city <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F73883772&amp;color=000000&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p></p><p>When J. Blaine Hudson became dean of the University of Louisville’s College of Arts and Sciences eight years ago, it was significant. He was leading a school he had not only attended, but had years ago protested because of the lack of opportunities for African-American students.</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Gabe Bullard 3285 at http://wfpl.org Colleagues Say J. Blaine Hudson's Legacy of Activism and Education Served Crucial Role in City J. Blaine Hudson, Longtime U of L Educator, Dies http://wfpl.org/post/j-blaine-hudson-longtime-u-l-educator-dies <p>J. Blaine Hudson, a longtime University of Louisville educator and leading voice in the city's African-American community, died on Saturday.</p><p>He was 63.</p><p>In the past year, Hudson took a prominent role as the chairman of a work group assembled by Mayor Greg Fischer that was assigned to suggest ways to reduce violence in Louisville following the daytime shooting that left three dead in May in Parkland.</p> Sun, 06 Jan 2013 01:23:56 +0000 Joseph Lord 3280 at http://wfpl.org J. Blaine Hudson, Longtime U of L Educator, Dies J. Blaine Hudson Steps Down as University of Louisville Dean http://wfpl.org/post/j-blaine-hudson-steps-down-university-louisville-dean <p>J. Blaine Hudson is resigning &nbsp;at the end December as dean of the College of Arts &amp; Sciences at the University of Louisville, a post he's held since 2004.</p><p>Hudson took a <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/u-l-dean-j-blaine-hudson-takes-leave-absence-due-illness">leave of absence in August </a>for medical reasons. He told faculty then in an e-mail that he'd had cranial surgery but his prognosis was positive.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:39:03 +0000 Joseph Lord 3003 at http://wfpl.org J. Blaine Hudson Steps Down as University of Louisville Dean