I hope I don't lose my job over this, I just want to have fun.
A new wave of partying and crime began in the 1920's all starting with prohibition. There was a new trend to have fun.
We run things on this street don't even think about coming in if you don't know the password.
One day in the 1920's Judge Dredd banned all alcoholic beverages from being sold. People protested because this was the new decade of having fun and letting loose. The American people did not like this and decided to be sneaky and drink in secret.
Nobody tells me what to do.
I marry who I want to marry.
I feel so confident and independent!
After that happen people started selling illegal alcoholic beverages in unknown places called speakeasies. Even Thomas, the police officer from the court, was found drinking with his friend John. It was good and bad because they got to have fun again but the bad thing is anyone caught will punished by law. However, even the cops did it!
Catch us at the Cotton Club performing original songs!
Gangsters were later created because of the money made money selling alcohol at speakeasies. Thomas and Joseph protected the secret unknown bar from getting shut down and losing money. There was a competition between gangs on who controls the most and it often got violent and even ended in deaths at times.
At these secret bars and clubs there were these women called flappers. Dorothy, Helen, and Betty expressed their freedom in many ways. They dressed how they wanted to, danced, smoked, and even drank in public. This was a step towards independence for women.
James and William were a jazz duo that performed in Harlem's Cotton Club. Harlem, New York was the place to be in the 1920's. This is where the Harlem Renaissance took place. It was a golden age in African American culture in literature, art, and music. Many of this amazing talent met up at clubs like the Cotton Club. All these people eventually came full circle to have a great time together.