50 Years After Scopes Memoir Published, Collaborator Reflects on Scopes and Trial

Jul 21, 2017

On this date in 1925, the famous "Monkey Trial" in Dayton, Tennessee, came to an end with a guilty verdict for the defendant, a young western Kentucky teacher named John Scopes.  

In the years following, a lot of ink was spilled analyzing the trial, the legendary lawyers William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow, and certainly the issue of teaching human evolution.  Scopes himself got comparatively very little attention. 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the memoir that changed all that, Center of the Storm

Producer of the WKMS documentary I Am John Scopes Todd Hatton talks about the book, and Scopes himself, with the Texarkana, Texas journalist and author who collaborated on the work, Dr. James Presley.