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Ruben Santiago-Hudson Featured In Inspirational TEDx Talk

Ruben Santiago-Hudson Featured In Inspirational TEDx TalkTony Award-winning Broadway headliner and acclaimed August Wilson interpreter Ruben Santiago-Hudson recently participated in a TEDx Talk as part of a special series held at his alma mater, Binghamton University, earlier this year, and a video of the inspirational speech is now available to view.

"What you see and hear about me is my successes - and people think that's what I'm built on; all the things I have achieved. I am equally built on all the things I failed at," Hudson imparts.

"I am equally built on all the nos that I received that inspired me to work harder - that inspired me to want to prove more, not to anyone but myself, that I was worthy, that I did measure up, that I did count, that I did matter," Hudson eloquently states in the speech.

The official description of Ruben Santiago Hudson's TEDx Talk at Binghamton University is as follows: "Ruben Santiago-Hudson earned his bachelor of arts degree from Binghamton University and a master of fine arts degree from Wayne State University, and holds an honorary doctorate from Buffalo State College. His acting credits span stage, television and film. He has starred in many films including American Gangster, Mr. Brooks, Shaft and Domestic Disturbance. Santiago-Hudson has performed in more than 100 plays. His portrayal of Canewell in August Wilson's Seven Guitars garnered him a Tony award. Santiago-Hudson won thr Humanitas Award for writing for the HBO film adaptation of his play Lackawanna Blues. Also his production of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson brought him an Obie award for his direction in 2013. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)."

View the new TEDx Talk with Ruben Santiago Hudson below.

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