LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A late Civil Rights leader will be permanently remembered with a sign honoring his life.
Metro Councilwoman Cheri Bryant-Hamilton will unveil the honorary street sign for the late Dr. J. Blaine Hudson on Sep. 7.
Hudson was a member of U of L’s Black Student Union in the 1960’s and then went on to teach history and eventually served as dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.
He was also known for his books including Two Centuries of Black Louisville: A Photographic History and various books on Kentucky’s role in the Underground Railroad.
Hudson died in 2013.
The sign will be unveiled at 24th and West Madison Streets at 6:30 p.m.