ClarenceDarrowStatue.sculptorZenosFrudakis.viaAP

Clarence Darrow, an attorney who defended a high school science teacher at one of the “trials of the 20th Century,” finally has a statue in Dayton, Tennessee to match one for his opponent William Jennings Bryan erected in 2005. The Scopes “monkey trial,” in which the teacher was charged with teaching evolution in violation of state law, drew national media, curious onlookers and praise for both lawyers, but only Bryan, the Biblical literalist, got a statue, until civil libertarians commissioned sculptor Zenos Frudakis, above, to build one. The town, which has always welcomed “monkey trial” tourists, hopes more travelers will come now – except for one cranky old lady who publicly hopes that Bible believers “up in the hills” will come one night and tear it down. (Zenos Frudakis)

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