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Saving the T. Thomas Fortune House

Group gears up to save the national historic landmark.



If you'd like to help save the historic T. Thomas Fortune House, there's a meeting for you this week.

The community is invited to join the steering committee of what has been dubbed the T. Thomas Fortune Project on Tuesday 5 p.m. at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 172 Shrewsbury Avenue, Red Bank, according to an event post on Patch

The goal of the committee is to "preserve, restore and resurrect" the former home of African-American journalist, writer, publisher and civil rights activist T. Thomas Fortune which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and, a few years later, in 1979, on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.

The house located at 94 Drs. James Parker Boulevard, Red  Bank. Fortune was born a slave in 1856.

The goal of the committee is to "help make the T. Thomas Fortune House a destination for cultural arts and diverse programming that will educate, empower and engage the community." Further information, email thomasfortunehouse@gmail.com

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