Billy Sunday meeting in Charleston, October 25, 1923, "Charleston Evening Post." Many people think of the 1920s as a period devoted to pleasure, in which jazz, the dance named The Charleston, speakeasies, short skirts, bobbed hair, and automobile dating for young people changed the moral climate of the nation. It was also a period, particularly in the South, of renewed expression of evangelical religious concerns. In Tennessee, these concerns led to the confrontation of old and new values in the Scopes trial, over teaching the theory of evolution in the schools. Evangelists like Billy Sunday enjoyed an enormous popularity in South Carolina, as well as in many other parts of the nation.
Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.