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In the 1925 General Assembly, Hoke County Representative S. Scott Poole introduced a bill to prohibit the teaching of evolution in state-supported schools. The issue was fought over by fundamentalists and education forces until its defeat in 1927.
For over one hundred years there has been a public debate over why creationism is not taught along with the theory of evolution in public schools. Dropkin discusses \"legal principles underlying the treatment of these controversial topics,\" in the state's public school curriculum.
This article examines the efforts made by Wake Forest College President and biologist William Louis Poteat to maintain his position in the Baptist denomination and to lead the Southern liberals in the controversy that swept the nation as a result of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.