Bryan's Last Speech: The Most Powerful Argument Against Evolution Ever Made

This cover is from a pamphlet containing the speech William Jennings Bryan had prepared for the trial but was unable to give because the defense decided not make a closing statement. This prevented the prosecution from making their closing statement. This was a deliberate move to block Bryan from delivering a speech he had been working on since before he went to Dayton. On July 26, 1925, just five days after the trial, Bryan died in his sleep. Just hours before he died, he had made arrangements to have this speech published.