|Birth: ||Aug. 3, 1900|
|Death: ||Oct. 21, 1970|
He was a sports coach and substitute schoolteacher at Rhea County High School, Tennessee, who was charged with having broke a state law by teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in a high school biology class. This culminated in the famous 'Monkey Trial' of 1925, in which William Jennings Bryan was one of the assisstant prosecutors. The prosecution team was led by Thomas A. Stewart. There were many lawyers defending Scopes including Darrow, Neal, Arthur Garfield, Hay, Dudley Malone to name a few. At appeal the case was overturned. Scopes could have been tried all over again, on exactly the same charge, had the prosecution not taken the Tennessee Supreme Court's advice to enter a nolle prosequi (means "we could start proceedings, but we don't want to").
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Oak Grove Cemetery
Plot: Section 7, Lot #104
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Aug 30, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 3526
Sometimes taking a stand for an unpopular ideology means putting everything you are and have accomplished on the line. Our society still debates evolution to this day, but you were the first who stood up to challenge the accepted norm. Peace be with you.|
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