Lou. Civil Rights leader, author to be honored with sign

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.


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