According to Ms. Morley, a Speakeasy back in the 1920’s was a prohibition era bar. The main focus of a Speakeasy to not have the focus directed towards alcohol. It was place where people could go to have political conversations that were not allowed in society back in the 1920’s. People were allowed to do what they like to do. As an example, women were allowed to wear what they desired. It was a place of liberation, community, and coming together.
Ms. Morley says, “The 1920’s was one of my favorite time periods in history because it’s a huge political movement time period for African Americans and women.” Ms. Morley also has other words about the event. She says, “There was 3 goals of Speakeasy. It’s been a long time since we’ve had a community activity, so I really wanted to do that. Secondly, was to bring awareness to TLC. Most importantly, was for my classes to learn more about this time period.”
Ms. Morley also shares her thoughts on how she think it went. She says, “It was amazing how smooth it was. Without the cooperation of all the teachers, Speakeasy would not have been very successful.” She also says, “In one word I would describe Speakeasy as unifying.”
All and all, the 1st Annual Speakeasy at Boone High was a success. Hopefully there will be more to come.