Move-in for the historic school where Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall attended elementary school is set for March of 2024. A grand opening is planned for July 2, coinciding with Marshall's 116th birthday. Led by Alvin Hathaway, president and CEO of Beloved Community Services Corp, the renovation project aimed to recreate the environment Marshall experienced during his education.
The building, once vacant and nearly destroyed by fire in 2016, will now serve as the Thurgood Marshall Justice Center, offering free legal assistance, educational programs in various fields, and serving as a gathering space for the community. The project, championed by Congressman Elijah Cummings, represents a letter to future generations and a testament to the community's pride and commitment to excellence.