The Connecticut Experience

Prohibition: Connecticut Goes Dry

Special | 1h 8s | Video has closed captioning.

In 1920, the 18th Amendment was enacted, banning the sale of alcohol. But in the "land of steady habits," alcohol consumption was a habit that proved hard to break. Explore Connecticut's unique role in the Prohibition movement, from the early temperance advocates of Litchfield to the lawless rum-runners of Long Island Sound. Learn about the creation, rise and fall of Prohibition in Connecticut.

Aired: 05/21/19

Rating: TV-PG

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The Connecticut Experience is a local public television program presented by CPTV.