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Rev. William Mercer, Part II

Creator:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters
Atlanta Interfath Broadcasters Oral History Collection
Subject:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters
Physical description:
1 U-matic 3/4" video recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Place:
United States
Atlanta (Ga.)
Rhode Island
Notes:
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.
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Oral History Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters
Topic:
African American churches
African Americans--Religious life
Presbyterian Church
Civil rights movements
Local number:
ACMA AV000117
See more items in:
Atlanta Interfath Broadcasters Oral History Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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