Creationists have long battled against the teaching of evolution in U.S. public schools, and their strategies have evolved in reaction to legal setbacks. In the 1920s they attempted to ban the teaching of evolution outright…. It was not until 1968 that such laws were ruled to be unconstitutional… No longer able to keep evolution out of the science classrooms of the public schools, creationists began to portray creationism as a scientifically credible alternative… By the early 1980s legislation calling for equal time for creation science had been introduced in no fewer than 27 states, including Louisiana. …
Interesting? There is a LOT more, here, in Genie Scott’s article, JUST OUT, in Scientific American.
Thank you Lynn for pointing this out.