History Has Forgotten This Bizarre Tennessee Trial From Almost A Century Ago
By Meghan Kraft|Published February 04, 2017
Meghan Kraft loves to travel the world, but she makes her home right here in Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a degree in English, and has worked in the digital marketing realm with companies such as Apartments.com, USA Today and HarperCollins Publishing.
The Scopes Monkey Trial had one of the biggest effects on state and federal intervention in 1925, but the reality of the Tennessee decision has been largely forgotten as 92 years swept by. It was on June 10th, 1925 that a new textbook was adopted by the state, one that denied the theory of evolution. One month later the court heard a case against a John T. Scopes, a biology teacher who held fast to the separation of church and state and taught evolution alongside the creation theory – and the whole nation heard.