Celebrating Herman C. Hudson

100th Birthday: Honoring a Visionary, Mentor, and Friend

Born on February 16, 1923, Dr. Herman C. Hudson was a generous individual with great vision and influence. As one of the first African American leaders at Indiana University, few individuals have made a more powerful impact on the institution’s academic environment than Hudson.

Beginning February 16, 2023, and ending with the close of the spring 2023 semester, Indiana University will highlight and honor Hudson’s legacy of work in a series of events and activities, educating the Bloomington community and beyond about him and his many accomplishments in creating spaces at Indiana University where Black culture and history can be explored and celebrated.

Join us in honoring the legacy of Dr. Hudson

No matter where you reside, there are many ways you can pay tribute to Hudson’s legacy. Take time to learn about his history, share photos, a memory, a note of thanks, or send a video recognizing how he impacted your life. You can even make a gift in honor of Hudson to any of his founding programs.

It gives me great joy to pay tribute to an individual whose work has made such an impact on the IU community. Educating the community and honoring Herman C. Hudson’s remarkable legacy is particularly fitting because of his lasting influence on generations of students.

James C. Wimbush