The oral history consists of seven digital files: 2011.174.91.1a, 2011.174.91.1b, 2011.174.91.1c, 2011.174.91.1d, 2011.174.91.1e, 2011.174.91.1f, and 2011.174.91.1g.
Scott Bates, Ph. D. describes his career as an educator and civil rights supporter in Sewanee, Tennessee. He discusses his memories of race relations on U.S. Army bases during World War II, and he describes how he moved from the Midwest to Sewanee, Tennessee to become a college instructor of French. Once in Sewanee, Bates soon learned about the Highlander Folk School, where he attended civil rights meetings, spent time with Myles Horton, and served on the board.
A black-and-white photograph of a man dressed in a WW II U. S. Army military uniform. On his left shoulder two chevrons identify him as having the rank of corporal. An Army Expert Marksmanship Qualification Badge is on his left breast pocket. His right hand is resting on a marble pedestal. The photograph is on cardstock. There are no inscriptions on the front or back.
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Donated by Don L. Durrah and D. Simone Durrah Logan in memory of Hattie J. Durr Whiddon Graham (1873-1950); Christopher Columbus Wayman Whiddon (1894-1973); Lina Irene