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Please Donate to the Literary Freedom Project

The Literary Freedom Project (LFP) and Mosaic magazine are fighting to keep immersive reading, literary arts, expository writing, and professional development important in the lives of parents, youth workers, primary caregivers, and teachers. LFP’s programs help foster increased cultural identity, vocational prospects, and education opportunities.

It has been a tough year for many non-profit arts organizations.  Income from grants and donations are way down.  The Literary Freedom Project has felt the pinch as well, but they recognize that their mission is more important now than ever.

I encourage you to join by becoming an inaugural member of the Publisher’s Circle with a $100, tax deductible, donation. 

Publisher Circle members recieve Four issues of Mosaic Magazine, Signed copy of Glorious by Bernice McFadden or How To Escape From A Leper Colony by Tiphanie Yanique and donation acknowledgment in Mosaic Magine and the LFP website

The Literary Freedom Project accepts and greatly appreciates donation of any amount; so donate today. 

LFP 2010 Accomplishments

  • Spring Workshops: six professional-development workshop
  • Lesson Plans for Educators: downloadable lesson plans focused on writers of the Diaspora
  • Around Town: A new photo-documentation events page on
  • Mosaic Literary Conference: Zora Neale Hurston documentary and six pro-dev workshops -focus on The Autobiography of Malcolm X
  • Original video content: readings by Bernice McFadden, Ntozake Shange, and others
  • Developed print-on-demand Mosaic using
  • Mosaic interviews photographer Jamel Shabazz, novelist Tiphanie Yanique, and poets Tara Betts, John Murillo, and R. Dwayne Betts

The Literary Freedom Project is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt not-for-profit arts organization, established in 2004, that supports the literary arts through education, creative thinking, and new media. Towards this goal, The Literary Freedom Project publishes Mosaic Literary Magazine; develops literature-based lesson plans and workshops; and hosts the Mosaic Literary Conference, an annual literature-education conference.


Troy D. Johnson is the President, founder and webmaster of, LLC (The African American Literature Book Club). Launched in March of 1998, has grown to become the largest and most frequently visited website dedicated to books and films by and about people of African descent.