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    William Jennings Bryan: A Great 7/8" Celluloid Dating from the Famous 1925 Scopes Trial. The "Scopes Monkey Trial" ensued when substitute teacher John Scopes was charged with violating a Tennessee state law forbidding the teaching of the theory of evolution in the classroom. That trial focused huge national attention on the issue, and three-time presidential candidate Bryan joined to speak for the prosecution. Famed trial lawyer Clarence Darrow represented the defendant. Although Scopes was eventually found guilty, the demanding, emotional trial took a toll on Brian, who died suddenly five days after the trial's conclusion.

    Bryan's impassioned defense of a literal interpretation of the Bible's creation story lead to the emergence of a number of organizations which took up that cause in courtrooms and classrooms across the nation, one of which was known as the Bryan Bible League in his honor. This rare and historic Bryan button is in great condition.


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    21st Saturday
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