Greetings Bloggers. It is my pleasure to introduce to you FREEDOM READERS, a weekly book talk show on WPEB 88.1 FM, Thursdays 7-9PM. You can listen to archived shows at

Thanks to my first four guests for this show in February 2010: Tanya Barfield, Professor Mary Frances Berry, Professor Nikhil Pal Singh, and Dr. Warren Maye.

Please join me this month as I interview the following authors about their works: March 4th: Professor Elizabeth Nunez about her latest novel Anna In-Between, March 11th: Professor Daniel Black about his new novel Perfect Peace, March 18th: Professor Alan Singer about his book New York and Slavery, March 25th: Donna McDaniel about her book co-authored with Vanessa Julye, Fit For Freedom, Not For Friendship (tentative), and April 1st: Professor Bettye Collier-Thomas about her book Jesus, Jobs and Justice.

Tune in Thursdays 7-9PM on 88.1 FM Philadelphia or listen live at

Photo of Lorraine Hansberry courtesy of Bettman/CORBIS.

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.