Building a Place for History
Gilda Rogers is a journalist, author and playwright, producer, director, historian, educator, and currently the Executive Director of the T. Thomas Fortune Foundation & Cultural Center in Red Bank, NJ. She led the grassroots effort to save and preserve the former home of T. Thomas Fortune, a National Historic Landmark. Fortune was one of the greatest African American journalists and newspaper editors and a courageous social justice crusader. The house is the center of a vibrant program of community activities, the result of Ms. Rogers’ passion to tell stories and to be the voice for the voiceless through journalism, books, and video presentations.