A Scene of “The Original Mrs. Garvey” in A Gathering Together

Thanks to the editors of A Gathering Together literary journal for publishing a scene from my latest play today, June 1st, 2018, which you can read here.  I appreciate the relevant image by Claes Gabriel of the Haitian revolution, because it represents the history of Amy Ashwood Garvey’s mother, Maudriana Ashwood, whose mother came from Haiti.  -RF.

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.