Interview with Dermontti Dawson, July 26, 2006

Project: University of Kentucky: The African American Experience Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Dermontti Dawson attended the University of Kentucky from 1983-1987. He talks about his family background, and growing up in Lexington, Kentucky. He talks about his early education, and his close-knit relationship with his family. He talks about his decision to attend UK because he was offered scholarships, and discusses life at UK for student athletes. He says he had a positive experience at UK, but that it can be challenging for African American students because of the lack of diversity, especially for those not from Lexington. He tells a story about getting caught skipping a class, and talks about being drafted into the NFL where he played for the Pittsburgh Steelers until his retirement.

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2006oh151_af737

Interviewee Name

Dermontti Dawson

Interviewer Name

Erica N. Johnson

Interview Date

2006-07-26

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Dawson, Dermontti Interview by Erica N. Johnson. 26 Jul. 2006. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Dawson, D. (2006, July 26). Interview by E. N. Johnson. University of Kentucky: The African American Experience Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Dawson, Dermontti, interview by Erica N. Johnson. July 26, 2006, University of Kentucky: The African American Experience Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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