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Ken Burns is back with a new miniseries about prohibition that tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed. Beyond the oft-told tales of gangsters, rum runners, flappers, and speakeasies, epic filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the true story of America’s “Great Experiment.”
PROHIBITION is a three-part, five-and-a-half-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.
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"People made money during prohibition a number of rather ingenious ways. One was right here in the city of Frankfurt that went on for a number of years…" – Freddie Johnson (Prohibition interview)
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