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7/3 – Meeting About Preserving Red Bank’s Fortune House Slated at 4 p.m. Today

Written by The Two River Times. Posted in News

The T. Thomas Fortune House, 94 Drs. James Parker Blvd. in Red Bank, was home to the noted African-American civil rights leader and journalist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Efforts are under way to save and preserve the national historic landmark.

Published on July 03, 2013 with No Comments

By John Burton

RED BANK – Members of a coalition working to purchase for preservation the T. Thomas Fortune House, 94 Drs. James Parker Blvd., will be holding a meeting open public meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 172 Shrewsbury Ave.
The purpose of the meeting is to encourage support and inform the public about the efforts to preserve the site, designated a National Historic Landmark.
The organizers have begun a campaign to raise the necessary money to purchase the site with hopes of eventually converting it into a cultural center and museum. From 1901-1915 the west side residence was home to T. Thomas Fortune, a noted African-American journalist, author, publisher and early civil rights activist.

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