McAtee/Marion County Civil Rights Oral History Collection
Scope and Contents
Oral histories related to the Civil Rights Movement in Marion County, Mississippi. The audio was recorded for the donor’s book titled Dared to Differ: Learning to Live Together in Turbulent Times.
- Creation: Interviews taped in 2009; content circa 1960’s
- McAtee, William G. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Noncirculating; available for research.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).
Biographical / Historical
William “Bill” G. McAtee was a Presbyterian minister at Amory and Columbia, Mississippi during the 1950s and 1960s. When he was appointed at the Columbia Presbyterian Church in May 1964, McAtee joined an interracial group of local ministers who worked to make public institutions and facilities available for all citizens, as required by the 1964 Civil Rights Act. McAtee visited the SNCC-NCC training site in Oxford, Ohio on June 25, 1964, where he was given a curriculum for Freedom Schools. In ca. 1971, McAtee started ministering at the Transylvania Presbytery in Lexington, Kentucky, from which he retired in in 1997. He has taught at the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, the McCormick Presbyterian Seminary, and the Lexington Theological Seminary. His books include:
Dreams, Where Have You Gone?: Clues for Unity and Hope
Transformed: a White Mississippi Pastor's Journey into Civil Rights and Beyond
Language of Materials
Audio interviews related to the Civil Rights Movement in Marion County, Mississippi.
The audio is related to the Civil Rights Movement in Marion County, Mississippi. Content will be used in donor’s book titled Dared to Differ: Learning to Live Together in Turbulent Times.
1. Tape #1 – Grupper-McAtee-CRM Columbia, MS 1-19-09
2. Tape #2 – Grupper-McAtee-CRM Columbia, MS 2-10-09
3. Tape #3 – Bush-McAtee-CRM Columbia, MS 2-14-09
4. Tape #4 – Foxworth-McAtee interview Columbia, MS 2-16-09
5. Tape #6 – Grupper-Watts-McAtee-CRM Columbia, MS 2-28-09
6. Tape #7 – Grupper-McAtee-CRM Columbia, MS 4-7-09
[THERE IS NO #5]
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by William (Bill) G. McAtee on December 14, 2009.
- McAtee/Marion County Civil Rights Oral History Collection
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