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Clarence Darrow Celebration Dinner Party

Chattanoogan Hotel, 1201 Broad St.
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Thursday, July 13
Registration at 6:00 PM

Buffet Dinner 6:45 PM

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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 at the 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.

Where to stay

A courtesy bloc of rooms has sold out at The Chattanoogan Hotel, site of the dinner party. There are still some rooms available on Thursday, July 13 at regular rates at the Chattanoogan.

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.

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