Downtown Montgomery Convention Center District


Food For Thought 2020

Food For Thought 2020

Free Event

Category: History, Family, Civil Rights, Community

Thu., Oct. 15, 2020, 12:00PM – 2:33PM

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Despite its reputation for temperance, the South was a hotbed of smuggling and liquor violations during Prohibition. 

During this virtual presentation, Dorr will explore the vibrant networks of smugglers and their customers, the concerted effort of officials to stem the flow, and the ways in which the liquor traffic helped create a modern South.

Lisa Lindquist Dorr is a professor of history and an associate dean at the University of Alabama. Her research focuses on the twentieth-century South, especially areas where behavior does not match prescribed norms.

 Lisa Lindquist Dorris the co-editor of Alabama Women: Their Lives and Times, and author of A Thousand Thirsty Beaches: Smuggling Alcohol from Cuba to the South during Prohibition.

For additional information call (334) 353-4636.