Datebook: August 30 - Thurgood Marshall Becomes Supreme Court Justice 45 Years Ago

Aug 30, 2012

Thurgood Marshall made history on this day in 1967, as the first African American Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He gained fame for the victory of Brown v. Board of Education, and argued more cases before the US Supreme Court than anyone else in history. "What is the quality of your intent?" - Thurgood Marshall

It’s Thursday, August 30

Fern Fest celebrates music in Marshall County on Saturday from 4 to 9 at Calvert City’s Memorial Park.  The free event features music from the Marshall County High School Marching Band, the Paducah Jazz Orchestra, and others.

The West Kentucky Allied Services office at 607 Poplar Street in Murray offers free computer and internet use to every member of the public, Monday through Friday from 8 to 4.  The service is provided by Community Action and the Commonwealth Office of Technology.  For more information, call 800-456-3452.

The 1850’s County Fair and Storytelling Festival at The Homeplace brings back the essence of an old-time county fair this weekend, with historic trade and craft demonstrations, a country store, farmer’s market, music, and 19th century Cricket.  The festival runs 10 to 4 Saturday and Sunday.  See more, or call (270) 924-2000.

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