July 2, 2022
Baltimore Sun
A community effort: Historic segregated school to transform into Justice Thurgood Marshall Amenity Center

Standing inside the surprisingly well preserved center hall of the Baltimore City public school built in 1877 and discussing its renovation, Rev. Al Hathaway looked relieved when he said, “And construction begins July 5.”

Once restored, the school, which Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall attended from 1914 to 1921, will be on track to become a place of cultural tourism and host community activities, including a University of Maryland program.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Justice Thurgood Marshall Amenity Center will be held Saturday in observance of Marshall’s July 2 birthday. Hathaway and his committee want the school’s restoration to be completed in time for Marshall’s birthday in 2023.

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