The T. Thomas Fortune Project is a group of concerned citizens who
have come together to save the Home of T. Thomas Fortune, a
National Historic Landmark in Red Bank, New Jersey.
The Red Bank Men’s Club Foundation is the
T. Thomas Fortune Project's fiscal agent. Our only means of support is
through the generosity of people who understand
the importance of protecting and preserving the rich history of our community.
The Thomas Fortune House is one of the most historically significant
properties in the United States. This is one of only two National
Historic Landmarks (NHL) in New Jersey that is significant because of its
role in African American history.
There are only 57 “National Historic Landmarks” in New Jersey, and
only 2,500 in the entire USA.
We plan to purchase and restore the house, and create a Cultural Center
dedicated to diversity, advocacy, & tolerance, which will have a vital role in the
town, the county, and the state. We need to raise the attention of the
community and the money for the purchase
The Vision: Our plan is to acquire the property, then stabilize and
secure the house so that it can be restored and developed into a
cultural center for everyone to enjoy and appreciate.
The Cultural Center would have museum space for permanent exhibits and
space for temporary exhibits. There would be rooms for meetings,
classes, and lectures. The Cultural Center would integrate programming
with schools, community groups, and anyone interested in the Fortune
legacy of advocacy and advancement for everyone.
Dee Trappil, a fifth grader at Charles Ellis Elementary School,
presents his Black History Month project on T. Thomas Fortune.
A History of Black Achievement In America Ep4
Blacks Enter The Gilded Age
Protecting a Forgotten Legend by Dr. Walter Greason
Group Tries to Save T. Thomas Fortune Home
from Demolition (NJTV News)
Disclaimer: This Website is Administered, Edited & Researched by Lynn Humphrey
Committee Member of TTF House Project and
Owner /Administrator of BizEturtle: Events in Monmouth