On Thursday, May 27th, 2010, I interviewed recent graduate Dr. Weldon McWilliams about the first three chapters of his Temple University Ph.D dissertation, TO PROCLAIM LIBERTY TO THE CAPTIVES: THE PAN AFRICAN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY. This is an important discussion about American Christians who were willing to lay their lives down on the line for the cause of liberating others and spreading the Gospel. A special thanks to Vania Gulston for production assistance. -RF.
"Let all things be done unto edification." I Corinthians 14:26.
"Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction." II Corinthians 13:10.
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.