Written by: Tom Rieland
Date: June 7, 2011

PROHIBITION: AN EVENING WITH KEN BURNS will focus on his new documentary series and on civility, immigration and democracy the evening of September 22, 2011 at the Archie Griffin Ballroom in The Ohio Union.

Ohio was at the heart of the prohibition movement. The Anti-Saloon League in Westerville was instrumental in passing the 18th Amendment while at the same time, the German brewers in the central and southern portions of the city were becoming prosperous through the selling of beer.

Prohibition tells the tale of a collision of ideologies and cultures. We know what happened. What can we learn from its lessons to help us navigate the issues of today?

WOSU members have been getting a special email inviting them to RSVP for this special event. I’d like to also invite anyone reviewing this blog (though I would hope most are also members) to RSVP by emailing — events@wosu.org or calling (614) 688-3777 and letting us know your name, address and number of tickets.

Reserve your seat now for what promises to be a very interesting evening.

  • johnrees

    Grote (Donato’s Pizza) said it best, if you’re from the South End, it’s the South End; otherwise it’s the South Side.