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.