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Clarence Darrow is the lawyer every law school student dreams of being: on the side of right, loved by many women, played by Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind. His days-long closing arguments delivered without notes won miraculous reprieves for men doomed to hang.
Darrow left a promising career as a railroad lawyer during the tumultuous Gilded Age in order to champion poor workers, blacks, and social and political outcasts against big business, Jim Crow, and corrupt officials. He became famous defending union leader Eugene Debs in the landmark Pullman Strike case and went from one headline case to the next—until he was nearly crushed by an indictment for bribing a jury. He redeemed himself in Dayton, Tennessee, defending schoolteacher John Scopes in the “Monkey Trial,” cementing his place in history.
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Discover the amazing world of birds that surround you in your Hoosier habitat, and how that has changed over time due to human and other causes. Presented by one of the region’s premiere birders, this journey will open your eyes to the world that exists all around us, if we only care to watch and listen. Presenter: Barb Lucas. FREE event.
Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel with this beginning class. Computer skills necessary; registration required. Free program.