Please take note that Dr. Walter Greason, will be presenting the keynote address to the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists at their awards luncheon on June 22nd.
The address will focus on the legacy of T. Thomas Fortune, one of the most prominent African-American journalists of the late 19th and early 20thcenturies. Fortune was co-owner and editor of The New York Age, one of the leading black newspapers of his day, and was known for using his newspaper as a vehicle to speak out against lynching, black disenfranchisement and other injustices.
Dr. Greason has received considerable recognition for his work with the restoration of the T. Thomas Fortune House in Red Bank, among numerous other projects. Recently, Brookdale Community College had its annual Wilbur Ray Memorial Scholarship Dinner, and they honored six organizations that have a significant impact on the communities of central NJ. Three of them are connected to Dr. Greason:
1. The T. Thomas Fortune House and Cultural Center in Red Bank
2. Freehold Bethel AME Church
3. Court Street School Community Center in Freehold, N.J.
Dr. Greason received three awards for his work on these projects.
Well done, Dr.Greason! This is a very fine body of work! Thank you for distinguishing the School of Education!