Join Ed Larson, noted attorney and author of Summer for the Gods, the Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the Scopes Trial and the battle over evolution and creation in America’s schools, in conversation with Charles Schneider, Section Chief of the Criminal Justice Section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
This program is in partnership with Columbus Bar Association. Participants will receive 1.5 hours of live CLE credit. To register, click HERE. After registering for the course, you will receive a SEPARATE email from Zoom with a personalized link to access the live webinar. You must use your unique link to receive CLE credit for attending.
In the summer of 1925, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, Tennessee, became the setting for one of the twentieth century's most contentious courtroom dramas, pitting William Jennings Bryan and the anti-Darwinists against a teacher named John Scopes, represented by Clarence Darrow and the ACLU, in a famous debate over science, religion, and their place in public education. That trial marked the start of a battle that continues to this day-in c ities and states throughout the country.
Edward Larson's classic Summer for the Gods -- winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History -- is the single most authoritative account of this pivotal event. An afterword assesses the state of the battle between creationism and evolution and points the way to how it might potentially be resolved.
Ed Larson is the author of twelve books, including The Return of George Washington and The University Professor of History and holds the Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University.