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Preachers and Monkeys

Illustration from 1924 biology textbook

The North Carolina Collection is excited to announce the launch of a new online exhibit: The Evolution Controversy in North Carolina in the 1920s. This website enables users to read original documents and newspaper articles related to the heated debate over the 1925 “Poole bill,” a resolution condemning the teaching of “Darwinism” in the public schools and universities in our state.