Thursday, October 9, 2008

History Thursday 100908

VOANews: Nobel Peace Prize Winners Inspire Young Activists

Practicing Politics Just Like the Big Boys (and Girls) By SUSAN DOMINUS, NYTimes
A new documentary tracked the campaign for student union president at Stuyvesant High School, and found some seeming similarities with national politics.

Flickr: Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes Trial Photographs
During 1925, Watson Davis (1896-1967), Science Service managing editor, took numerous photographs while covering the State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes trial as a reporter. In what was dubbed "The Trial of the Century," Scopes was tried and convicted for violating a state law prohibiting the teaching of the theory of evolution.

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