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This coming week will include Repeal Day, an annual event celebrating the repeal of thirteen years of Prohibition in the United States. The repeal was accomplished with the passage of the 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution on December 5, 1933.
Many members of the du Pont family were active in the Repeal Movement. For example, Alice Belin du Pont (1872-1944), wife of Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954), was an active member of the Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform, while Pierre S. du Pont was a key participant in the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment organization.Read more...
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