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Scopes 'Monkey' Trial
SCOPES TRIAL CARTOON, 1925. - 'When Shall We Three Meet Again?' Cartoon from an American newspaper, 1925, shortly after the close of the Scopes 'monkey' trial on the teaching of evolution in publicly supported schools; William Jennings Bryan is at left and Clarence Darrow at right.
COPES TRIAL CARTOON, 1925. - 'When Shall We Three Meet Again?' Cartoon From An American Newspaper, 1925, Shortly After The Close Of The Scopes 'monkey' Trial On The Teaching Of Evolution In Publicly Supported Schools; William Jennings Bryan Is At Left And Clarence Darrow At Right.. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 5 Dec 2011.
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Clarence Darrow - Defense Attorney
Clarence Seward Darrow defended Tennessee teacher John Scopes who was charged for teaching the theory of evolution in 1925. "Scopes broke the Butler Act, a Tennessee law that forbade the teaching of evolution because it contradicted Biblical creation theory. The trial got worldwide publicity and was known as the "Monkey Trial." Darrow argued that evolution was scientifically valid and claimed that the Butler Act was unlawful, but did not deny that Scopes had broken the law. Scopes was fined $100, but the verdict was later reversed on technical grounds by the state supreme court. The Butler Act remained in force until 1967." US Library of Congress (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Clarence Darrow. Photographer. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 5 Dec 2011.
William Jennings Bryan - Prosecuting Attorney
"July 1925: Political leader and orator William Jennings Bryan (1860 - 1925), an anti-evolutionist, preaches from the pulpit at the Little Methodist Church during the Scopes 'monkey trial', South Dayton, Tennessee, at which he was director of the prosecution. He died of a cerebral haemorrhage a few days after the trial."
Anti Evolutionist. HORIZONTAL. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 5 Dec 2011.
John Scopes - Defendent
John T. Scopes (right) photographed with his attorney, John R. Neal, at the time of his trial for violating a Tennessee state law prohibiting the teaching of evolution in public schools, 1925.
JOHN T. SCOPES (1900-1970). - American Educator. Scopes (right) Photographed With His Attorney, John R. Neal, At The Time Of His Trial For Violating A Tennessee State Law Prohibiting The Teaching Of Evolution In Public Schools, 1925.. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 5 Dec 2011
Books & DVDs
Defining Moments: The Scopes "Monkey Trial" by
Call Number: 345.73 JOH
Publication Date: 2007
Examines the 1925 trial of John Scopes who was charged with violating a law against teaching evolution in public schools in Tennessee, introduces some of the people involved in the sensational case, and discusses the lasting legacy of the guilty verdict.
Inherit the wind [videorecording]
Call Number: DVD F INH
Publication Date: 2002, c1960
Dramatizes the events of the so-called Monkey Trial of 1925, when the state of Tennessee filed suit against high school biology teacher John Scopes for illegally teaching the theory of evolution.
Charles Darwin and the mystery of mysteries by
Call Number: B DAR
Publication Date: 2010
Examines the life of Charles Darwin and explains that thinking that led him to develop his theory of evolution. Includes historical photographs and passages from Darwin's diary.
The Genius of Darwin by
Call Number: DVD 576.8 GEN v.1
Publication Date: 2009
Popular author and biologist Richard Dawkins examines evolution and its legacy, confronts Darwin's doubters head-on, and explains natural selection in clear, straightforward terms.
The monkey trial [videorecording] by
Call Number: DVD 345.73 MON
Publication Date: 2008
Explores the infamous trial of John Scopes, which started the ongoing battle between Darwinism and Creationism.
Monkey Trial [videorecording] by
Call Number: DVD 345.73 MON
Publication Date: 2002
Looks at the 1925 trial of Tennessee biology teacher John Scopes, charged with teaching evolutionary theory in defiance of the law, and also at the roles of attorneys William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow in the proceedings.