Gilda Rogers Named an AAUW Honoree!

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A huge congratulations to our very own Gilda Rogers, who is receiving the first ever “Women of Achievement” Award to be given by a local branch. Rogers is being honored for her dedication to the T. Thomas Fortune Foundation and for her work as a writer and community activist. The Fortune Foundation is immensely proud of the hard work and perseverance Rogers has shown throughout the years. Congratulations again, we are so thankful to have you on the team!



Birthday Bash Success!

20171001TThomasFortune-1030The 5th Annual T.Thomas Fortune Foundation Birthday Bash; “Welcome Home Fortune,” was a truly awe inspiring event, filled with so many individuals who understand the importance of saving history. Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters for making this event possible! The T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center is scheduled to open in the Fall 2018.

Click here to view more photos and click here to view one of our Fortune Tellers, Alexandria Lewis, recite an original prose.

A Midsummer’s Night for the History Books

Last night’s Fortune event was a wonderful time filled with amazing supporters who make what we do, possible. Additionally, Gilda Rogers was honored by the T.Thomas Fortune Committee for her recognition as Humanitarian of the Year! This committee is grateful for its dedicated members and their passion for important causes regardless of the challenges it entails. Overall, the night encompassed great food, company and historic moments!

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A Fortune Event to Remember!

The Fortune fundraiser was a huge success! We couldn’t have asked for a better turn out filled with so many of our supporters. This endeavor wouldn’t be possible without you. We are well on our way to seeing the T.Thomas Fortune Cultural Center in the near future and we hope to see more new faces join the team!

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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 imparted on the young people of today and generations to follow. Mr. Fortune’s work is important and beneficial, especially in today’s world, where ignorance must not be allowed to supersede wisdom and truth.

Thank you to the Morristown Beard School for seeing the value and significance of T. Thomas Fortune, his work and his legacy.

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Gilda Rogers named 2017 Humanitarian of the Year by the Monmouth County Human Relations Commission!

Gilda Rogers is a trailblazing African American women who seeks to make the world we live in a better place each and everyday. Rogers is a journalist, author & playwright, producer, director historian, educator and historian-social critic. 

Rogers is currently leading a herculean effort to restore the National Historic Landmark, the T.Thomas Fortune House, located in Red Bank, New Jersey. It was once the home of a notable African American journalist and newspaper editor, T.Thomas Fortune, who was one of the most vocal and courageous social justice crusaders of the 19th and 20th centuries. Rogers has worked tirelessly alongside the T.Thomas Fortune Committee and Roger Mumford of Mumford Homes, who is the developer of the project. Together, they have successfully saved the T.Thomas Fortune House and restoration of Mr.Fortune’s home is currently underway. The honor of being named Humanitarian of the Year is a well deserved commendation for a hard working individual who goes above and beyond to produce extraordinary works with never ending perseverance. She is someone who relishes the work, for the sake of a harmonious society.

The award presentation will be held on Monday June 12 beginning at 4 PM at the Ag Bldg. on Kozlowski Rd., Freehold.