• Thursday-Sunday, 12pm-5pm
  • Movie screenings, lectures and author readings offered throughout the year
  • Two-hour presentation and tour available for student groups
  • exhibits, art and informational materials on site
  • Programs and events for students and the public offered throughout the year
  • ADA accessible site
  • Restrooms
  • Group tours
  • Adults - $5
  • Seniors and Students - $3

T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center

94 Drs. James Parker Blvd, Red Bank, NJ 07701


The T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center is dedicated to preserving the home and legacy of T. Thomas Fortune, a civil rights advocate and leading African American journalist of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Born into slavery, Thomas Fortune was freed by the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. He found professional success as editor and owner of The New York Globe newspaper, later named The New York Age. During his over 20-year tenure at the paper, Fortune grew it into the nation’s most influential Black paper used to protest discrimination, mob violence and disenfranchisement. He also founded the African American League which became today’s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Fortune’s home was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1976 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It remains one of only two such sites in the state affiliated with African American history.


  • Catch a movie screening, lecture or author reading – among other events – offered throughout the year
  • Visit art and informational exhibits that tell the story of T. Thomas Fortune and his contributions to history

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