Ron Kavanaugh is a literary activist. In 1996 he launched Mosaic Books which was the oldest, continuously running, website dedicated to books by people of the African Diaspora until is was closed in 2014.
Ron is also the founder of the Literary Freedom Project, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt not-for-profit arts organization that supports the literary arts through education, creative thinking, and new media. Towards this goal, LFP also develops literature-based lesson plans and hosts the Mosaic Literary Conference, an annual literature-education event. In 1998, Literary Freedom Project (LFP), launched Mosaic Literary Magazine, a print tri-annual that explores the literary arts by writers of African descent, and features interviews, essays, and book reviews.
The LFP also hosts the Mosaic Literary Conference which provides a platform for literature-based creative thinking and knowledge sharing. Each year they invite educators, community-based organizations, and artists to participate in various professional-development workshops. The conference also showcases panel discussions, films, and live performances.
In 2018 LFP launched One Book One Bronx, a “new style reading group that inspires, encourages, and delights readers”