Saturday, June 12, 2010
H. Claude Hudson was an important civil rights and business leader in two different cities: Shreveport, Louisiana, and Los Angeles. Hudson was born in Louisiana in 1886. He studied at Wiley College, in Marshall, Texas, and earned a degree from the dentistry school at Howard University in 1913. He returned to Louisiana, married, and established a dental practice in Shreveport. In 1921 he became the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in that city. Hudson’s active leadership in the NAACP aroused concern among Louisiana officials, who urged him to leave the state. He moved with his wife and children to Los Angeles in 1923.
Read H. Claude Hudson's Los Angeles Times obituary.