The Scopes Monkey Trial (1925)

Clarence DarrowH.L. MenckenGene Kelly
In 1925, when Tennessee high school teacher John Scopes was arrested on a charge of teaching his students about evolution, The Sun's reporting (and legal aid) made the case a national cause celebre. Covering the hearing, H.L. Mencken coined the terms "Monkey Trial" and "Bible Belt," and derided... Associated Press file photo
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