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D. Edward Hudgins

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Biographical/Historical note: D. Edward Hudgins, a Rhodes Scholar, graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1928. He later earned a law degree and moved to Greensboro to practiced law. Hudgins served a counsel to both Jefferson-Pilot Insurance and Spencer Love of Burlington Industries. Hudgins was elected to the Greensboro school board, and was serving as its chairman in 1954 when the Brown v. Board of Education decision was announced. Hudgins pledged compliance with the ruling, making Greensboro one of the first school boards in the south to do so.

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Item thumbnail image Letter from D. Edward Hudgins to Benjamin L. Smith
Date: September 4, 1956
By: D. Edward Hudgins
From: Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
This September 4, 1956 letter from D. Edward Hudgins to Greensboro school superintendent, Benjamin L. Smith, commends Smith for his recent statement about the Pearsall Plan. Hudgins shares his feeling...