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Scopes Case

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.

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There is no index to this trial. The microfilm does include a bibliography.


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Scopes, John Thomas.

Time Period: 20th Century  

Subject keywords: Trials