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Sign used by the US District Court, closing businesses selling liquor due to the National Prohibition Act

The Death of John Barleycorn: Prohibition in Nashville

2020 is an important anniversary year for a couple of reasons. Most notably is the 19th Amendment, which we'll be celebrating with a new permanent exhibit in Special Collections (in addition to a few other temporary exhibits in the building). But another important Amendment went into effect 100 years ago this month that had a long-lasting impact on the country, and that's Prohibition.