Part 1 of my interview with Keith Gilyard

On Thursday May 6, 2010, I had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Keith Gilyard, Distinguished Professor of English at Penn State University, about his new biography, John Oliver Killens: A Life of Black Literary Activism in the studio, at WPEB Community Radio, for my show FREEDOM READERS which airs Thursdays 7-9PM on 88.1 FM WPEB. Special thanks to Nathaniel Norment, Sara Rude, and Vania Gulston for helping make this interview happen. Special thanks to Dr. Gilyard for all his work. This interview is about one hundred minutes. Click to hear parts 1 and 2. -RF.
PHOTO OF BOOK COURTESY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA PRESS.

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Author: Dr. Rhone Fraser

Dr. Rhone Fraser is an independent writer and journalist born of Jamaican immigrants in Brooklyn, New York, on October 12, 1979. He moved to Florida in 1989 and graduated from Zephyrhills (FL) High School in 1997. He graduated from Yale University in 2001, after which time he taught in the public school systems in New Haven (CT) and the Bronx for three years. He then began writing independently and finished a documentary play on the life of Fannie Lou Hamer entitled, "Living Sacrifice," for which he still seeks publication. He earned his Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple as of August 31, 2012. His dissertation was a literary and historical analysis of Pauline Hopkins, A. Philip Randolph and Paul Robeson. He also is a freelance editor and radio producer, and is currently producer of WPEB's Freedom Readers on 88.1 FM in Philadelphia.