Name: Controversy about teaching evolution and creationism in Public Schools

Date:  1900 - 1925 , 1995 - 2005

Location:  North America


MediumTextbook , Public Speech

Artist: teachers of evolution and creationism

Confronting Bodies: School Boards

Date of Action: Controversy began in the 1920s with the Scopes "Monkey's Trial." Revisited in 2001 by the Kansas State Board of Education.

Specific Location: Across the United States, recently in Kansas

Description of Artwork: Teaching evolution and creationism in science classes.

Description of Incident: Various battles existed whether evolution and creationism should be taught in science classes.

Results of Incident: In 2001, the Kansas State Board of education decided to allow evolution and creationism to be part of the science curriculum.

Source: Long Island Coalition Against Censorship, "Censorship in Schools and Libraries" exhibit

Submitted By: Danielle Biber

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