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Dayton, Tenn., was the location of the 1925 “Scopes Monkey Trial.” The accuracy of news reports from the trial is the focus of a new Broadman & Holman book, "Monkey Business." Photo by Kelly Davis
DAYTON, Tenn. (BP)--Tucked behind towering trees along the quiet main street of Dayton, Tenn., the grand redbrick courthouse once was the setting for a trial that continues to affect worldviews 80 years later.
John Thomas Scopes, a first-year schoolteacher, was prosecuted by the state at the Rhea County Courthouse in July 1925 on charges of teaching evolution in a high school classroom.
The so-called “Scopes Monkey Trial” received international media attention and continues to influence the creation vs. evolution debate more than three-quarters of a century later. Read More