A Speakeasy in the Age of Prohibition

September 2021

Hey Sweetheart. Are you here to have a drink or to speak your mind?

What fascinates me about Speakeasies was the mingling between and relative equality of rich, poor, women, men, black and white. These illicit clubs helped with the momentum and success of civil rights movements. The current Prohibition with its categories of prohibited speech is liable to create a new kind of Speakeasy. I’m curious about what kinds of solidarity movements will emerge from these hidden rooms.