“Thanksgiving, 1933. That was the year that devil’s brew touched my lips.” —Studs Terkel

This Thanksgiving, we’re sharing with you a classic from the archive. In this video from 1990, Studs Terkel recalls the end of prohibition and his first taste of alcohol when his mother, the operator of a men’s hotel at Wells and Grand, shared a bottle of whiskey with the patrons to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9vBJI7FAFk
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