Monmouth University professor Walter D. Greason, former Red Bank council member Sharon Lee, and Frank Talk’s Gilda Rogers are among the guest panelists discussing “The Fight for Equality in Red Bank in the 1950s and Today,” during a February 10 event at the Red Bank Elks Lodge.
Press release from Two River Theater Company
“The Fight for Equality in Red Bank in the 1950s — and Today” is the topic of a free panel discussion event on Monday, February 10, presented by Two River Theater Company and hosted at the Red Bank Elks Lodge #233, 40 West Front Street.
The 7 pm panel is the first in a series of Inside Two River humanities programs that will focus on race, the Civil Rights movement, and evolving issues of equality under the umbrella title Exploration of Justice. Panels will take place monthly in connection with Two River Theater’s production of Trouble in Mind, written by Alice Childress —the first African-American woman to have a play professionally produced in New York City. The play, directed by Jade King Carroll, will run April 5 through 24.
The panel will feature Dr. Walter Greason, an instructor at Monmouth University and author of Suburban Erasure: How the Suburbs Ended the Civil Rights Movement in New Jersey and The Path to Freedom: Black Families in New Jersey; Sharon Lee, a former four-term Red Bank Borough Council member; Two River Times editor and historian Eileen Moon, author of Legendary Locals of Red Bank; and community activist, author and Brookdale Community College Professor, Gilda Rogers.
The public is welcome to attend this free event, but seating is limited, so please RSVP to the Two River box office at (732)345-1400.