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Prohibition in New Jersey

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The Morristown and Morris Township Library’s North Jersey History and Genealogy Center presents independent historian and author Brian Armstrong’s Prohibition in New Jersey, on Wednesday, May 25th at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

Brian will discuss the passing of Prohibition in 1920, and the subsequent problems with enforcement. He will illustrate the ensuing political conflict surrounding the expansion of the federal government and the development of organized crime, and the amendment’s eventual demise as the only amendment to the U.S. Constitution to be repealed by another–with the implementation of the 21st amendment in 1933.

Mr. Armstrong has undergraduate degrees in history and political science from American University and is the Vice President, Central Region of the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey and Past President of the South River Historical and Preservation Society. Brian is the co-author, with Stephanie Bartz and Nan Whitehead, of the Arcadia Press book South River, the author of the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance Author Award for his History Press book The Franklin Park Tragedy: A Forgotten Story of Racial Injustice in New Jersey; and A History Lover’s Guide to Bar Harbor Maine.

PLEASE E-mail [email protected] to register for this ZOOM talk by May 23rd. NOTE this talk is one of two talk being held in conjunction with The North Jersey History and Genealogy Center’s exhibit, The Twenties: Big Business, Pleasure Seeking, and Daily Life in Morris County, 1920-1930, on display in the F.M. Kirby Gallery from May 16 through the end of the year.


May 25
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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