Professor Edward Larson Presents "The Scopes Trial and American Law" -- Columbus Bar Association
Professor Edward J. Larson presented "The Scopes Trial and American Law" for a Columbus Bar Association CLE program. The presentation took place in a live webinar on August 19.
Via the Columbus Bar Association:
Join author Edward J. Larson as he discusses his Pulitzer Prize winning book, Summer for the Gods.
The 1925 Scopes Trial mesmerized our nation and had significant Ohio ties: Defense attorney Clarence Darrow was born in Ohio and prosecutor William Jennings Bryan's daughter lived in Columbus, Ohio. The trial tackled questions that are still relevant today: reason vs. superstition; separation of church and state; 1st Amendment Freedom of Speech in education; and the mythmaking tendencies of American media. Ed Larson will be in conversation with Charles Schneider.