scopes trial

On this day … The Scopes Trial began

ON this day in 1925 in Tennessee … nearly a thousand people were crushed into the Rhea County Courthouse for the first day of a trial.   John Scopes, a 24 year old high school biology teacher and part-time football coach, had been charged with illegally teaching the theory of evolution. Clarence Darrow had joined […]

think before sharing

Essential behavior during breaking news events: think before sharing

It has not been a good week. Tuesday: Baton Rouge Wednesday: St. Paul Thursday: Dallas And so, I come on Twitter after hours of writing to find out that this day has gotten WORSE. Good God. #Dallas #BlackLivesMatter — KristineKathrynRusch (@KristineRusch) July 8, 2016 Dallas #blm protest was so orderly, peaceful that cops were posing […]