Inherit the Wind, Movie and Discussion

It is 1925, and Bertram Burt Cates, a twenty-something biology teacher in the small
town of Hillsboro, is put on trial for teaching evolution in his high school science class.
Inherit the Wind is a fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial, which
resulted in John T. Scopes’ conviction for teaching Charles Darwin’s theory of
evolution to a high school science class, contrary to a Tennessee state law. It is based
on actual events of the 1925 Scopes’ Trial which took place in Dayton, Tennessee.
Inherit the Wind is a 1960 Hollywood film adaptation of the 1955 play of the same
name, written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, directed by Stanley Kramer
and starring Spenser Tracy.
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