The gladiators of the Scopes “monkey trial”

Two companion portraits: Clarence Darrow (above), defense attorney for John Scopes, who had been put on trial for teaching evolution in a Tennessee public school. His cross-examination of William Jennings Bryan (below) as a Creationist and lead prosecutor is a classic of legal history.


Both images copyright 2019 by Russ Hodge, not for use without permission.
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