About Thurgood Marshall Branch

Neighborhoods Served

  • Auburn Gresham
  • Englewood
  • West Englewood


  • Thurgood Marshall Branch opened July 23, 1994.
  • The branch is named for Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993), the first African American to serve on the United States Supreme Court.


  • Thurgood Marshall Branch features artwork funded through the Percent for Art Ordinance administered by the City of Chicago Public Art Program:
    • a relief sculpture entitled “The Legacy,” by Rene Townsend
    • a quilt entitled “They All Had Something in Common” by Venus Blue
    • relief paintings by Aki Donald Baker
    • a sculpture “A Delicate Balance” by Terrence Karpowicz
    • a bronze sculpture by Erik Blome