Location: Microfilm KF 224 S3 A4 1978
"John T. Scopes was a biology teacher in Dayton, Tennessee. He agreed to
serve as a defendant in an American Civil Liberties Union test case of
Tennessee's anti-evolutionary law. He was arrested for teaching evolution
and held for a jury trial in July of 1925. The issue at stake--whether the
state could proscribe the teaching of any science that appeared to contradict
the Bible--predated the trial and has remained a source of bitter controversy."
Dictionary of American History. This trial is also called the "Monkey
Trial". The microfilm collection contains the documents and
transcripts of the trial.
How to search the collection:
There is no index to this trial. The microfilm does include a
Famous Trials in American History: Tennessee vs. John Scopes. The "Monkey
For more information about this subject in our Library Catalog, check out
Scopes, John Thomas.
Time Period: 20th Century
Subject keywords: Trials
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