Clarence Darrow Celebration Dinner Party

Chattanoogan Hotel, 1201 Broad St.
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Thursday, July 13
6:30 PM


Dinner Party Details

You're cordially invited to a Chattanooga dinner party celebrating the installation on July 13 of a statue of the famed Scopes Trial litigator in Dayton, Tenn. The public dedication of the statue will take place the next day in Dayton on Friday, July 14. Dayton is about 40 miles from Chattanooga.

Talented sculptor Zenos Frudakis will give a short visual presentation at the dinner party. Co-President Dan Barker will entertain at the piano. Also speaking is Andrew Kersten, dean of College and Letters, University of Idaho-Moscow, and author of the 2011 biography, Clarence Darrow: American Iconoclast. Guest of honor will be Nicole Jacobsen, who grew up in Dayton and whose family were the unnamed plaintiffs in FFRF's federal lawsuit ending a legacy of the Scopes trial — weekly bible instruction in the public schools by bible students from William Jennings Bryan Bible College. FFRF, Nicole and her brave family won the case at the district level and at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2004. Learn more about the speakers here

Where to stay

For your convenience a courtesy bloc of rooms is being held while they last at The Chattanoogan Hotel, site of the dinner party. Register at the hotel and learn more about downtown Chattanooga and other nearby hotels.

Scopes Play

Participants who attend the Friday, July 14 dedication may wish to view the annual Scopes Play reenacting the Scopes Trial. The Scopes Trial Play and Festival opens Friday, July 14. Purchase your own tickets for the play and learn more about it.


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