Thurgood Marshall's home is for sale

Posted at 11:54 PM, Nov 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-25 23:54:30-05

The house of the nation's first African-American Supreme Court justice is up for sale, and some community activists want to preserve it.

Thurgood Marshall's home on Division Street is privately owned, but several people want to at least preserve the building's exterior and make the building a historic designation.

"It is imperative that we get the mayor, the president of the city council, and the council in general to designate this property as historic. Once it's designated as historic, we won't have to revisit whether or not this house can be torn down," civil rights activist Dr. Marvin Cheatham said.

The property owner has to make the request that the exterior part of the home be designated historic. If the City Council agrees, then the activists say it's easy to get the proper designation.

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