Ken Dious interviewed by Venus Jackson, 11 March 2020.

Collection:
UGA Black Alumni Oral History Project, 2019-2020
Title:
Ken Dious interviewed by Venus Jackson, 11 March 2020.
Creator:
Dious, Kenneth
Jackson, Venus
Date of Original:
2020-03-11
Subject:
University of Georgia
African American college students
African American students
Students
People:
Dious, Kenneth
Location:
United States, Georgia, 32.75042, -83.50018
Medium:
interviews
oral histories (literary works)
Type:
Sound
Format:
audio/mpeg
Description:
In this interview Dious discusses his experience as one of the first African Americans to attend the University of Georgia. He shares details about his time as the first African American to wear a UGA football uniform, his experience as a young civil rights protester, and the benefits of starting the Black Student Unions at UGA as both an undergraduate as well as a student of the law school.
Kenneth Dious was born in Athens, Georgia and attended Athens-Clarke County public schools. After graduating from high school, he attended Savannah State College and later transferred to the University of Georgia. At UGA he earned a degree in Business Administration in 1968. After a brief stint in the United States Army, and receiving an honorable discharge, Ken returned to the University of Georgia to pursue a Masters Degree in Math Education. Dious then took a position as a cost accountant with the Georgia Lockheed Martin Corporation in Marietta, Georgia. He returned to school a year later, entering the University Of Georgia School Of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1973. In 1974 he opened a law office in Athens as a sole practitioner, becoming the first African American to do so in Northeast Georgia.
Interviewed by Venus Jackson.
Metadata URL:
https://purl.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/har-ua20-002_0004/ohms
Language:
eng
Additional Rights Information:
Resources may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Hargrett Library.
Bibliographic Citation (Cite As):
UGA Black Alumni Oral History Project, UA20-002_004, University Archives, University of Georgia.
Extent:
1 sound recording (ca. 85 min.) : digital, stereo
Original Collection:
UGA Black Alumni Oral History Project
http://sclfind.libs.uga.edu/sclfind/view?docId=ead/UA20-002.xml
Holding Institution:
Hargrett Library
Rights:
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