Film, Video Scott Bates oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Sewanee, Tennessee, 2013 June 20.
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- Scott Bates oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Sewanee, Tennessee, 2013 June 20.
- Professor Scott Bates 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.
- Contributor Names
- Bates, Scott, 1923-2013, interviewee.
- Cline, David P., 1969- interviewer.
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Bates, Scott,--1923-2013--Interviews
- - Horton, Myles, 1905-1990
- - Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.)
- - University of the South
- - Civil rights movements--Tennessee
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - Civil rights workers--Tennessee--Interviews
- - World War, 1939-1945--Veterans
- Filmed Interviews
- Oral histories
- Video recordings
- - Recorded in Sewanee, Tennessee on June 20, 2013.
- - Civil Rights History Project Collection (AFC 2010/039), Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
- - Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
- - Scott Bates was a World War II Army veteran and a professor of French at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He was deeply involved with the Highlander Folk School.
- - The Civil Rights History Project is a joint project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement.
- - In English.
- - Finding aid http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/eadafc.af013005
- 7 video files of 7 (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (97 min.) : digital, sound, color.
- 1 transcript (55 pages).
- Source Collection
- Civil Rights History Project collection AFC 2010/039: 0091
- Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.home
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- Access Advisory
- Collection is open for research. Access to recordings may be restricted. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact
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- MODS Record
- Dublin Core Record
- IIIF Presentation Manifest
- Manifest (JSON/LD)
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Chicago citation style:
Bates, Scott, Interviewee, David P Cline, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Scott Bates oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Sewanee, Tennessee. 2013. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669190/.
APA citation style:
Bates, S., Cline, D. P. & Civil Rights History Project, U. S. (2013) Scott Bates oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Sewanee, Tennessee. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015669190/.
MLA citation style:
Bates, Scott, Interviewee, David P Cline, and U.S Civil Rights History Project. Scott Bates oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Sewanee, Tennessee. 2013. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015669190/>.
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