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Prof. Emmanuel Harris Remembers Herman C. Hudson

April 20, 2003

April 20, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - A newspaper story on a memorial service for Herman C. Hudson, the founding chairman of Indiana University's Afro-American studies department, includes a quote from one of his former students, who is now a DePauw University faculty member. The piece, entitled "Hudson remembered as visionary leader, mentor," was published in the Herald-Times of Bloomington, Indiana. It tells of the many students Hudson influenced during his 30-year career at IU. He passed away on February 17.

"One of those students, Emmanuel Harris, a professor of modern languages at DePauw University, said he was conscious of Hudson's influence when he earned his master's degree and his Ph.D. He shared the good news with Hudson when he got married and when his son was born," writes Steve Hinnefeld. Dr. Harris says of Hudson, Newspapers 011"He looked out for us. He was a mentor, a friend, a father figure. And he kept us in line if we were slipping."

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Source: Bloomington (Ind.) Herald-Times

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