Mission Commission is organizing a late summer tour of the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center in Red Bank on Sunday, September 18 at 1:00 p.m.
Now declared as a National Historic Landmark in 1976, the Cultural Center (also known the Maple Hall) was the home of T. Thomas Fortune who was a leading African American journalist and civil rights advocate in early 1900. The Cultural Center becomes a place to host exhibits, education events and public programming to preserve and further the civil rights and social justice legacy of T. Thomas Fortune. The one-and-half hour tour reveals a compelling legacy of struggle and an insightful look at the evolution of racial equality in America through a historic timeline. The tour will also include a new Parker Legacy Room sponsored by Monmouth Medical Center/RWJ Barnabas Health. Dr. James W. Parker was the first African American physician on staff at Monmouth Medical Center.
The tour will begin on site at the Cultural Center at 94 Drs. James Parker Blvd, Red Bank, NJ 07701 starting at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 18. The admission cost is $12 per person. Join us on this learning experience. If interested, please fill in the information below: