Roaring 20s


Speakeasies and Prohibition

A Speakeasies, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, is an establishment that illegally sells alcoholic beverages. Such establishments came into prominence in the United States during the Prohibition era (1920-1933, longer in some states).During that time, the sale, manufacture, and transportation (bootlegging) of alcoholic beverages was illegal throughout the United States.

N.A.A.C.P and Bootlegging

The NAACP grew out of race riots that occurred in Springfield, Illinois, in August 1908. Shocked at the violence directed against African Americans by white mobs in Abraham Lincoln's hometown, William English Walling, a white socialist,wrote a magazine article that called for the formation of a group to come to the aid of African Americans.Bootlegging in U.S. history, illegal traffic in liquor in violation of legislative restrictions on it's manufacture, sale, or transportation.

Freedom Torches and "Lost Generation"

Definition of Freedom Torches and "Lost Generation"

"Torches of Freedom" was a phrase used to encourage women’s smoking by exploiting women's aspirations for a better life during the women’s liberation movement in the United States.The "Lost Generation" was the generation that came of age during World War I. The term was popularized by Ernest Hemingway, who used it as one of two contrasting epigraphs for his novel, The Sun Also Rises.