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Rev. Dr. William McAtee to Speak at Cumberlands


Williamsburg, Ky. – The Rev. Dr. William McAtee will be speaking at University of the Cumberlands on Tuesday, October 22nd at 7 PM in the Gatliff Chapel.

McAtee’s topic will be "First Baby Steps in Civil Rights Compliance: One Mississippi Town's Story 1964-1966.”

The Reverend Dr. William G. McAtee is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA), now Honorably Retired. His faith and career journey has taken him through formative childhood and youth years in Mississippi; through pastorates in Amory, and Columbia, Mississippi in the late 1950s into the mid-1960s; through a position with the national Board of Christian Education (PCUS) from 1966-1971.

Beginning in 1971 he served for ten years as associate executive followed by sixteen years as executive presbyter of the Presbytery of Transylvania in Kentucky. He retired as executive presbyter on February 28, 1997. He was granted Executive Presbyter Emeritus by the Presbytery of Transylvania on September 11, 2001.

This event will meet the requirement of one convocation credit in the academic/cultural category at Cumberlands.

The event is free and open to the public.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; 10 pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit