Scott Bates, Ph. D. Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Bates, Scott Ph. D., American, 1923 - 2013
Interviewed by
Cline, David P. Ph. D., American, born 1969
Subject of
United States Army, American, founded 1775
Highlander Folk School, American
Horton, Myles Falls, American, 1905 - 1990
Duration: 01:37:16
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Collection title
Civil Rights History Project
Media Arts-Film and Video
Place collected
Sewanee, Franklin County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
June 20, 2013
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.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0091
American South
Civil rights
Race relations
Social reform
United States--History--1961-1969
World War II
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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