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Wicked Albany: Lawlessness & Liquor in the Prohibition Era

Event Type: Local History
Date: 1/29/2020
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 University at Albany professor Frankie Bailey will give a presentation on Albany during the 1920’s. Crime already proliferated in the capital of the Empire State. As it did nationwide, Prohibition served merely to force alcohol-related commerce underground and lawlessness and violence to the forefront of city activity.

Frankie Bailey is a professor at the University of Albany’s School of Criminal Justice. Her academic pursuits focus on crime history, crime and mass media/popular culture, and material culture. She has done research on topics related to images of victims, offenders, and criminal justice agents in American culture. She is interested in the intersections of race/ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality.

Location: Helderberg (Large) Meeting Room