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"The Trial of the Century"

Jul 21, 2020

John T. Scopes, photo by Watson Davis June 1925, a month before the trial.
Credit Watson Davis / Flickr/Creative Commons

In the summer of 1925, H. L. Mencken traveled to the small town of Dayton, Tennessee, to cover the trial of John Scopes, who challenged the law against teaching evolution in schools.