Roger Mumford Homes builds more than just beautiful homes, it builds relationships. That’s why Roger Mumford Homes is committed to giving back to national and local civic and non-profit organizations as a way to stay connected and engaged with the community.
With the support of the T. Thomas Fortune Project Committee, Roger Mumford Homes is honored to announce the restoration of the original T. Thomas Fortune house in historic Red Bank, NJ.
The cultural center serves to introduce students and others to T. Thomas Fortune, a brilliant man who many consider to be the bridge to the modern civil rights movement. Fortune, who was known as one of the most influential American journalists and newspaper publishers of his time in his later years, endured a life of struggle and suffering. Fortune was born into slavery in 1856 which drove his heavy involvement to make remarkable advancements to civil rights and justice.
Located in West Red Bank, the T. Thomas Fortune House is the only National Historic Landmark in New Jersey that relates to African American history. Roger Mumford Homes restored the home and donated it as a cultural center in conjunction with Fortune Square – 31 rental residences that are designed in the same 19th century style as the cultural center. Once referred to as “Maple Hall,” the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center will now allow the Red Bank community to celebrate and preserve his legacy.
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