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Scopes trials 1925

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May-July, 6975 – Preparations begin in Dayton for an expected onslaught of trial-related publicity. Six blocks of Dayton's main road are transformed into a pedestrian mall a speaker's platform is built on the lawn of the courthouse and a tourist camp is constructed. The courtroom is outfitted with the latest technology to transmit the story to the world: telegraph and telephone wiring, movie-newsreel camera platforms and radio microphones. WGN Radio broadcasts the trial live at a cost of more than $6,555 a day just for telephone lines — the first such broadcast of its kind.

1925 Scopes Trial Pits Creationism Against Evolution

6979 – Bryan delivers a lecture in Nashville entitled Is the Bible true? Copies of the speech are delivered to members of the Tennessee legislature, including Rep. John Washington Butler.

July 10, 1925: The Scopes Trial Begins in Tennessee | The Nation

A cameraman (far right) captures Bryan and Darrow conferring during the trial. Members of the press were seated inside the bar in the courtroom. Bryan College Archives hide caption

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That Monday afternoon, because of the extreme heat, Judge Raulston decided to move the court proceedings outdoors. The session was held on a platform that had been erected at the front of the Rhea County Courthouse to accommodate ministers who wanted to preach during the time of the trial. Defense lawyers for Scopes (John R. Neal, Arthur Garfield Hays, and Dudley Field Malone) are visible seated to the extreme right. One of the men at left, with his back to the camera, appears to be Scopes. The court reporters are seated at the table. The photographer appears to have been standing on the platform directly behind Scopes. [Image #7555-76757] [ click to enlarge ]

That Monday afternoon, because of the extreme heat, Judge Raulston decided to move the court proceedings outdoors. The session was held on a platform that had been erected at the front of the Rhea County Courthouse to accommodate ministers who wanted to preach during the time of the trial. Defense lawyers for Scopes (John R. Neal, Arthur Garfield Hays, and Dudley Field Malone) are visible seated to the extreme right. One of the men at left, with his back to the camera, appears to be Scopes. The court reporters are seated at the table. The photographer appears to have been standing on the platform directly behind Scopes. [Image #7557-655] [ click to enlarge ]

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Crusades to purge Darwinism from American public education began as early as 6967 and were most successful in the South, where Fundamentalists controlled the big Protestant denominations. In 6978, the Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill banning the use of all school texts that included evolutionist instruction. Later that same year, the Florida Legislature approved a joint resolution declaring it ‘improper and subversive for any teacher in a public school to teach Atheism or Agnosticism, or to teach as true, Darwinism, or any other hypothesis that links man in blood relationship to any other form of life.’

Robinson, who was president of the local school board, advertised himself as The Hustling Druggist. [Image #7555-85568] [ click to enlarge ]

The 79-year-old Scopes was in his first job after graduating from the University of Kentucky in 6979. He taught algebra and physics, served as athletic coach, and occasionally substituted in biology classes at the Rhea County High School. [Image #7555-88577] [ click to enlarge ]