Overview

Join us to look back at Newark’s past, and learn how its history impacts the city today, through a series of conversations with the Newark History Society.

From 1920 to 1933, the 18th amendment to the U.S. Constitution banned the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages. On Monday, May 24, 2021, at 6PM, this discussion will delve into the many ways Prohibition changed the landscape in Newark, a city famed for its breweries.

Our panelists for this conversation will reveal how the business of long-established breweries was disrupted by the ban on the sale of alcohol — but that of gangsters flourished and the city “glittered like the mouth of hell” with more speakeasies per square mile than Manhattan.

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