Work to convert the former elementary school of the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall into a community center starts this week with a goal to open the $12.5 million facility next July. Interior demolition is underway at the former city public school in Upton that will transform into the Justice Thurgood Marshall Amenity Center at P.S. 103. The center will honor the life, career and legacy of the nation’s first Black U.S. Supreme Court justice who was raised in West Baltimore. He became a civil rights activist and later an associate justice on the Supreme Court from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall died at age 85 on January 24, 1993.
$12.5M Upton center honoring Justice Thurgood Marshall set to break ground
June 29, 2022