In May 1925, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes was accused of breaking the Tennessee's Butler Act by teaching evolution from a textbook. This of course led to the highly-publicized State of Tennesse v. Scopes
case, also known as The Scopes Monkey Trial. Four years after Scopes' guilty verdict was overturned, we revisited the event by doing a write-up on how other instructors were circumventing restrictions against teaching evolution. Writer Orland Kay Armstrong toured the "antievolution belt" to find that many professionals (even active church members) were bent on educating their students on Darwin's theories without getting caught. Since the anti-evolution law in Arkansas only specifically banned the theory that mankind descended from primitive creatures, one science teacher from Arkansas would teach the evolution of plants and animals, in hope that his students would conclude that mankind had also evolved from single-celled organisms. Another teacher would talk about Darwin's theories without commenting on them, while others would refer their students to library books about evolution without presenting their content in class. Teachers weren't the only ones who acted sneakily, though. Since the law in Arkansas didn't prevent people from ordering books on evolution from another state, some students would take the initiative to buy these books and educate themselves.
Read the full story in "Beating the Evolutions Laws"