In the 1920's men would go to secret underground bars and liquor stores to purchase the illicit alcohol that had been banned by prohibition in 1920.
Woman who went to these Speakeasies and served as entertainment were called flappers. They dressed in short dresses that moved when they danced and a head band with feathers on their heads. These woman where seen as rebels ignoring societies rules.
Even though the 18th amendment had been passed men and woman continued to sell and consume alcohol, many of these distributors made millions of dollars.
The cotton club was a well known speakeasy in the Harlem neighborhood during the prohibition era in the 1920"s
Music trends in the twenties- The Charleston was a very popular dance that was done to ragtime music.
Music during this time reflected that the culture was fun and vibrant and full of energy.
The 1920's were nicknamed the " roaring twenties " this time period was a time of prosperity. There was a lot of new technology being created during this time. The use of phones and cars was at the height of it success since they had been created.
All of this success in new innovation and new music created a great environment for this new culture of prosperity which helped with the growth of speakeasies.
A national "pop" culture developed due to the creation of new jazz music and speakeasies. Which lead to the popular culture of going to speakeasies watching flappers while listening to jazz music and smoking a cigar. This was a time where the popular culture was to be free and rich and smoke and drink and dance.