Kansas State Board of Education

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Date: 2001

Region: North America

Subject: Religion

Medium: Textbook


Artist: Teachers of evolution and creationism

Confronting Bodies: School Boards

Dates of Action: Controversy began in the 1920s with the Scopes Monkey's Trial. Revisited in 2001 by the Kansas State Board of Education.

Location: Across the United States, recently in Kansas

Description of Artwork: Teaching evolution and creationism in science classes.

The Incident: Various battles existed whether evolution and creationism should be taught in science classes.

Results of Incident: In 2001, the Kansas State Board of Education decided to allow evolution and creationism to be part of the science curriculum.

Source: Long Island Coalition Against Censorship, "Censorship in Schools and Libraries" exhibit