Atlanta Interfath Broadcasters Oral History Collection
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters
1 U-matic 3/4" video recording
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters, Inc. is the nation's largest regional interfaith cable network. AIB has been providing faith-based communities and nonprofit service organizations access to a larger audience since 1969. AIB remains a destination for international dignitaries and media representatives due to its unique programming platform, which promotes dialogue between all faiths, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. Seen in over 1,000,000 homes across 19 metro area counties, AIB is a self-supporting organization and does not allow the solicitation of funds or attacks on other faiths. Viewers can find Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and others presenting their views.
Rev. William Mercer, Presbyterian Minister. He talks about growing up in Rhode Island, as well as pastoring Radcliffe Presbyterian Church, one of the oldest black congregations in Atlanta. He also participated in Operation Breadbasket, a component of the Civil Rights Movement. A Presbyterian minister for over 35 years, he talks about the highs and lows of his career and his philosophy for living.
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Oral History Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters