The end of Prohibition in 1933 was not the end of government efforts to control substance use in America. Almost 40 years later, President Nixon initiated the War on Drugs, the effects of which have been felt acutely in cities such as New York. While these two movements shared the same stated goals; they were also linked with larger issues of class, race, crime, and the use of government to manage citizen behavior. Join two leading scholars to discuss the role of the state in regulating alcohol in the early twentieth century and illegal substances today.

Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Lisa McGirr, Professor of History, Harvard University
Krishna Andavolu (moderator), Correspondent and Producer, VICE Media

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