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Several gather to honor former dean, community leader

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J. Blaine Hudson (Source: UofL) J. Blaine Hudson (Source: UofL)
Several people gathered for the memorial service. Several people gathered for the memorial service.
The service was held at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. The service was held at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A memorial service was held for a former University of Louisville Dean and Community leader.

The University hosted Monday's gathering at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium for Dr. J. Blaine Hudson. He died on January 5.

According to UofL, Hudson taught history and Pan-African studies classes for years while serving in various administrative posts. He was Pan-African studies department chair from 1998 to 2003 and was an associate A&S dean from 1999 to 2004. He has been in the dean role since 2004, first serving as acting dean before his appointment as a result of a formal search process.

Hudson had recently co-chaired Mayor Greg Fischer's task force to end violence in west Louisville.

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