Discuss the historical significance of alumnus Wayne B. Wheeler, crusader for Prohibition

The Case Western Reserve School of Law’s Judge Ben C. Green Law Library will host a talk taking a look back at the role Wayne Bidwell Wheeler played in a movement that led to the National Prohibition Act of 1919.

Wheeler was one of the chief proponents of the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibited the manufacturing, transportation and sale of alcohol within the United States (it was repealed in 1933). Wheeler (1869-1927) attended Oberlin College before getting his law degree at what was then Western Reserve University.

Speakers will include Case Western Reserve University law and political science professor Jonathan Entin and Oberlin College’s history professor Carol Lasser and emeritus professor of English Robert Longsworth.

The discussion will take place in Gund Hall A59 April 3 from 4 to 5:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending or registering for Continuing Law Education credit should RSVP at wheeler.eventbrite.com.