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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Time Period: 20th Century
Subject keywords: Trials