Dr. James Hudson
Dr. James Hudson grew up in Newport News and attended the segregated Carver High School. In 1960, he moved from the Newport News to begin his long-term career serving in the United States military, working various jobs in the computer and teletyping fields. After his military service, he attained his Doctor of Ministry at Providence Theological Seminary. Dr. Hudson attributes many of his fonder memories to the close-knit community he lived in during his childhood years. Everyone knew each other on a first name basis and, as such, would all look out for each other, almost forming a large neighborhood family. Dr. James Hudson offered fantastic insight into how things were in the Newport News community and the military during the Civil Rights Movement, showing that a strong, cohesive neighborhood can help overcome adversity that was present during that time.