“An Evening of Good Fortune” A Huge Success

The T. Thomas Fortune Foundation 6th Annual Birthday Bash Celebration was, indeed, an “Evening of Good Fortune,” with fundraising proceeds totaling over $40,000. The event was held Oct. 4, 2018, at the Oyster Point Hotel. The evening was vibrant and filled...
Queen B is Making Vogue History!

Queen B is Making Vogue History!

  Beyonce Knowles is breaking down the many barriers still blocking the greatness of African Americans today, by using her star power to shine a light on black excellence. Knowles made history by hiring 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell, the first black photographer to shoot...
T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Heritage Project

T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Heritage Project

T. Thomas Fortune, newspaper editor and civil rights activist, lived in Red Bank over 100 years ago. He was born into slavery in 1856, in Marianna, Florida; however, he rose to become a stalwart defender of the rights of “Afro Americans” a term he popularized through...
Upcoming Events Alert!

Upcoming Events Alert!

Our 6th Annual Birthday Bash fundraiser event is closer than you think. Make sure you save the date and check in for upcoming details. This will be a historic event, you won’t want to miss it.
The Cultural Center is Almost Here!

The Cultural Center is Almost Here!

A Work in Progress: The T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center will soon be a reality. We are scheduled to open in late fall of 2018. Stay up-to-date on all things Fortune, follow us on Instagram and Twitter and like us on Facebook. This is history in the making and we...

WORDS MATTER IN ACTION

         Yesterday the Fortune committee ventured around Red Bank and used (chalk) spray paint to spread the powerful words of Fortune all over town. Even with the sweltering heat, the committee remained steadfast in raising awareness about the importance of Fortune...

Painting the Town in the Words of Fortune

The T. Thomas Fortune Foundation has been advocating and educating the community about journalist, publisher and activist T. Thomas Fortune in a variety of ways. However, this time around we are following the boldness of Fortune by taking his words to the street....

Radio Interview

Gilda Rogers speaks with Dr. Carol Penn on WURD FM in Philadelphia in an in-depth radio interview. Click here to...

Fortune’s Message of Education

Gilda Rogers and Roger Mumford, key leaders of the Fortune movement,  gave a compelling and exciting presentation about the T.Thomas Fortune Project at Morristown Beard School. Education was a critical part of Mr.Fortune’s success and that same knowledge must be...

Congratulations!

On behalf of the T.Thomas Fortune Project Committee, we would like to congratulate one of our very own, Dr. Walter Greason, who was recently named Dean of the Honors School at Monmouth...

Frederick Douglass & Mr. Fortune!

T.Thomas Fortune and Frederick Douglass not only had a great relationship, but both fought tirelessly for the welfare and equality of African Americans everywhere. There was an event where Mr. Fortune had the opportunity to honor the great Frederick Douglass for his...

A Letter from Congress!

Click here to view a letter written by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman; recognizing and honoring the efforts of the T. Thomas Fortune House Project Committee for preservation of Mr. Fortune’s home, a historical...

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