American Prohibition Museum

Today's show celebrated the complex histories of prohibition and Atlanta's Cyclorama, along with a preview of "The Bitter Southerner Podcast."


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Prohibition was repealed Dec. 5, 1933. The 18th Amendment effectively jumpstarted the black market for booze, and the 21st Amendment allowed the taps to flow legally again. Some effects still linger in Georgia, like dry counties and Sunday alcohol laws.

 

Kayla Black and Travis Spangenburg from the American Prohibition Museum in Savannah spoke to "On Second Thought" about Savannah's role in both upholding and fighting against temperance.

 


Go back almost 110 years, and you couldn’t find a place in Savannah that was legally serving alcohol. Georgia went dry the first day of 1908, and stayed that way more than 25 years, until Prohibition was repealed. A museum in Savannah opening next month tells the Prohibition story from the first drop to the last. We got a preview from the museum’s manager, Kayla Black.