J. Blaine Hudson

Local News
7:00 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Louisville Program Founded by J. Blaine Hudson on African-American Issues to Return

J. Blaine Hudson
Credit University of Louisville

Update 5 p.m. Jan. 24: UofL officials have canceled the Saturday Academy session this Saturday because of winter weather concerns. They hope to reschedule it. 

Earlier: A longtime endeavor of the late University of Louisville dean J. Blaine Hudson is set to resume later this month.

For years, Hudson led the Saturday Academy—a free lecture and discussion series focused on African-American issues.

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Local News
12:58 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Renamed for J. Blaine Hudson, Saturday Academy on African-American Issues Comes Back

J. Blaine Hudson
Credit University of Louisville

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 who died in January.

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11:47 am
Thu January 10, 2013

J. Blaine Hudson Memorial Planned for Monday

J. Blaine Hudson
Credit University of Louisville

A memorial for J. Blaine Hudson — the longtime Louisville educator and activist who died Saturday — is being planned for Monday at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

The event, open to the general public, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Brown & Williamson Club, on the third floor of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, 2800 S. Floyd St.  The memorial will also be streamed on the University of Louisville website.

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Local News
2:53 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

J. Blaine Hudson in His Own Words

J. Blaine Hudson
Credit University of Louisville

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.

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Local News
7:00 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Colleagues Say J. Blaine Hudson's Legacy of Activism and Education Served Crucial Role in City

J. Blaine Hudson
Credit University of Louisville

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.

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Education
8:23 pm
Sat January 5, 2013

J. Blaine Hudson, Longtime U of L Educator, Dies

J. Blaine Hudson
Credit University of Louisville

J. Blaine Hudson, a longtime University of Louisville educator and leading voice in the city's African-American community, died on Saturday.

He was 63.

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.

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Education
10:39 am
Mon December 17, 2012

J. Blaine Hudson Steps Down as University of Louisville Dean

J. Blaine Hudson
Credit University of Louisville

J. Blaine Hudson is resigning  at the end December as dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Louisville, a post he's held since 2004.

Hudson took a leave of absence in August for medical reasons. He told faculty then in an e-mail that he'd had cranial surgery but his prognosis was positive.

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