History Has Forgotten This Bizarre Tennessee Trial From Almost A Century Ago

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.

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What an interesting case, hey? Would you visit during their summer fairs? If you’re still on a history jab, check out these rare and beautiful photos of Tennessee in the 1980’s.